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A Matter of Millimeters

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

PMI is a distributor of life safety equipment for work-at-height and we care about your safety and the equipment you use. Heightec has recently released an important inspection statement regarding the heightec D42 Twist Chest Ascender. If you use this chest ascender, then please carefully read the inspection notice and comply with all requests to see if your heightec D42 Twist Chest Ascender meets the requirements for replacement. We recommend measuring the device as heightec states and checking the batch number on the device before sending it in because it may not qualify for replacement. PMI customers can send their Twist to PMI or heightec for inspection and possible replacement if it meets the criteria stated in the notice by heightec.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this request may cause. Always make sure that you are using equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions and that each person is properly trained to use the equipment.
PMI is always happy to answer any questions and provide you with further assistance for this inspection notice by contacting us at (706) 764-1437 or 1 (800) 282—ROPE (7673) or custserv@pmirope.com. If your heightec D42 Twist Chest Ascender meets requirements for replacement then you can send it with the inspection notice and your return address to the:

Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc.
c/o Kim Hunter
P.O. Box 803
Lafayette, GA 30728

heightec Inspection Notice:

Incident

During an IRATA Level 1 training course a candidate’s chest ascender, a heightec Twist (D42) released the rope during a wide re-belay maneuver when the ascender was in the bottom of the ‘V’ of rope and both sides of the ‘V’ were loaded. No one was injured during the incident.

Investigation

Checks have indicated that twist ascenders manufactured before December 2011 could be susceptible to a similar issue. Compact and Pulsar ascenders are not affected.

Action required

Twist ascenders manufactured before December 2011 may be identified by their batch number, e.g. 1211, where the first two digits signify the month (12 = December) and the last two digits signify the year (11 = 2011).

If you have any twist ascenders manufactured before December 2011 measure across the body of the device to the side of the rivet head as shown in the photo. The shortest distance between the two points shown should be 26mm or less.

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If the dimension is greater than 26mm then quarantine the device and return it to heightec for free replacement. Alternatively, contact heightec Technical Manager Chris Edmondson on 01539728866 or Email, chris.edmondson@heightec.com. 7/10/15

The heightec Group Ltd, Lake District Business Park, Mint Bridge Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1539 728866 Fax: +44 (0) 1539 728833

Email: info@heightec.com Web: heightec.com

New 12.5 mm PMI Hudson Classic Professional with Unicore® Technology

Monday, April 13th, 2015

An incredible new PMI rope for Fire/Rescue professionals, the Classic Pro with Unicore® technology is now available in a 12.5mm (1/2”) diameter! Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond between sheath and core. This bond ensures sheath slippage is nearly zero, even when the sheath is entirely cut circumferentially. This rope allows the firefighter or rope technician to pass either a cut or torn sheath area, whether descending or ascending, since the sheath cannot bunch to create an impasse.

PMI® Hudson Classic Professional with Unicore® Technology – 12…

An incredible new PMI rope for Fire/Rescue professionals, the Classic Pro with Unicore® technology is now available in a 12.5mm (1/2”) diameter! Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond between sheath and core. This bond ensures sheath slippage is nearly zero, even when the sheath is entirely cut circumferentially. This rope allows the firefighter or rope technician to pass either a cut or torn sheath area, whether descending or ascending, since the sheath cannot bunch to create an impasse.

Posted by Pigeon Mountain Industries on Monday, April 13, 2015

New Canine SAR Saddle Available from PMI Dealer Rock-N-Rescue

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Check out Gabe rockin’ the new Canine SAR Saddle available from PMI dealer Rock-N-Rescue. Gabe belongs to PMI’s Marketing Director Ken who says: “Perfect fit for my 100 lb Rottie/Lab mix. Now he can carry his own food and water on those long Colorado trail hikes!”

Memorial Service for Steve Hudson

Monday, December 30th, 2013

A Memorial Service to celebrate and remember the life of Steve Hudson will take place at noon on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Walker County Civic Center located in Walker County, Georgia.

The Walker County Civic Center is located at:
10052 North HWY 27
Rock Spring, GA 30739

The family will receive guests following the service. Light refreshments will be served.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation made in Steve’s name to one of the following charities:

Heifer International
1 World Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202

Southeastern Cave Conservancy
4311 7th Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407

The National Speleological Society
(for either the NCRC or the headquarters building fund)
2813 Cave Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810-4413 USA

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

For further information please contact Sherry Cox at 706-764-1437 extension 234, or at scox@pmirope.com.

Manfacturer Request to Return MIO Rope Grab RG-716 for Inspection/Repair

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

MIO Mechanical Corp. has issued a request for all rope grabs model RG-716 purchased within the last 10 years be returned to the manufacturer for inspection and repair. The turn-around for the inspection will not take longer than one week. Download the Manufacturer’s Announcement for full details.

The 2013 PMI Catalog is Here!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The 2013 PMI Catalog is in! It’s bigger and better than ever; and as always, it’s full of quality PMI products to help you get the job done.

Tell us what you think of it on our Facebook or Twitter (@pigeonmountain)!

PMI 2013 Catalog

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Download a copy to your computer (pdf)

Online Publishing from YUDU

Introducing Heidi Wirtz! – PMI’s newest Vertical Specialist with a focus on Sport Climbing

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

With over 35 years of technical excellence in rope manufacturing and actively participating in research, testing, and standards relating to climbing equipment, no other company knows ropes and gear better than PMI.

PMI’s Vertical Specialist program is designed to allow the experienced specialist to become involved with PMI in developing new and improved gear through field testing products and providing feedback to product development.

Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. She has been climbing for over twenty years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to places such as Nepal, Morocco, Jordan, Siberia, Tasmania, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Pakistan, South America, Canada etc. Heidi has pioneered new routes up unclimbed big walls and mountains and pushed the limits of female exploration. She is known in the United States as Heidi Almighty for her bold and technical climbing as well as speed ascents in Yosemite Valley. Heidi is also known for her philanthropic work and her passion for yoga. She is co-founder of Girls Education International, an organization that helps bring education to women and girls in underserved areas throughout the world. Heidi inspires and empowers people from all walks of life to find deeper awareness and follow their dreams.

Some of Heidi’s notable first ascents include: Bad Hair Day IV 5.12a in the Bugaboos; Qui Lombo IV 5.11+ A1 on San Rafael in Patagonia; Pufigu IV 5.12b in the Sayan Mountains in Siberia; and Dar al salam IV 13a in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Some of Heidi’s notable hardest climbs include: The Wasp in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, I 5.13a (trad); Milk Bone at the Flatirons in Boulder, CO, I 5.13- (sport); Gold Dog Special (FFA Team) Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO, V 5.13a; and Fish Crack in Yosemite Valley, CA, 5.12b, onsight.

Born in Sacramento, CA, Heidi currently lives in Boulder, CO. In addition to her philanthropic work, Heidi has also been featured in numerous outdoor publications and has appeared in several climbing films.

PMI welcomes Heidi as our newest Vertical Specialist!

Introducing Truc Allen! – PMI’s newest Vertical Specialist with a focus on Sport Climbing

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

With over 35 years of technical excellence in rope manufacturing and actively participating in research, testing, and standards relating to climbing equipment, no other company knows ropes and gear better than PMI.

PMI’s Vertical Specialist program is designed to allow the experienced specialist to become involved with PMI in developing new and improved gear
through field testing products and providing feedback to product development.

Truc Allen brings over twenty years of outdoor experiences including 20+ years of sport climbing, 17 years of whitewater kayaking, 10 years of cave guiding, and 7 years of design/development at ropes courses. Some of Truc’s notable achievements in climbing include his most difficult redpoint – the 13b Haul of Flame at Jacks Canyon, and his most difficult onsight – the 12b Ministry at New River Gorge.

From 1994 to 2008, Truc guided, trained and directed at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Adventure Center where among other responsibilities; he was both a climbing and caving instructor. In 2003, Truc also did some bouldering development in central Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan Province. Currently, Truc is the owner of Truc Allen Media, a company that specializes in outdoor life photography.

Born in Vietnam, Truc moved to Roanoke, VA where he grew up, attended college at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ, and currently lives with his wife in Seattle, WA.

PMI welcomes Truc as our newest Vertical Specialist!

Re-Introducing Kitty Calhoun! – One of PMI's Famous Vertical Specialists

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

With over 35 years of technical excellence in rope manufacturing and actively participating in research, testing, and standards relating to climbing equipment, no other company knows ropes and gear better than PMI.

PMI’s Vertical Specialist program is designed to allow the experienced specialist to become involved with PMI in developing new and improved gear
through field testing products and providing feedback to product development.

Kitty Calhoun depends on PMI rope for her work as a climbing guide as well as in her endless pursuit of climbing goals and dreams. Kitty was a rock instructor for Outward Bound in 1982, a guide for the American Alpine Institute from 1985 – 1990, and she has guided numerous 19,000’ to 22,000’ peaks in Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Nepal, and Peru over the past years.

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Re-Introducing Jay Smith! – One of PMI's Famous Vertical Specialists

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

With over 35 years of technical excellence in rope manufacturing and actively participating in research, testing, and standards relating to climbing equipment, no other company knows ropes and gear better than PMI.

PMI’s Vertical Specialist program is designed to allow the experienced specialist to become involved with PMI in developing new and improved gear through field testing products and providing feedback to product development.

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