The Petzl Micro Traxion has become an essential piece of hardware for modern crevasse rescue methods. This little device can be expediently used to haul a victim out with less rigging than traditional systems. It accomplishes this via a lightweight, self-contained, progress-capture pulley which obviates the need for more complex pulley/prussic combos. If you fall into a crevasse you are going to hope your partner has one, knows how to use it, and can get the job done quickly. As a bonus, it can also be employed by the victim as a compact emergency ascender in self-rescue situations where hauling is not the best option.
|Strength||Working load: 2 x 2.5kN= 5kN
Breaking strength: 2 x 7.5kN = 15kN
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Crevasse rescue, ascending, hauling|
|Notes||Rope diagrams engraved inside pulley.|
|Bottom Line||Glacier travel necessity.|