Rappelling - otherwise known as absailing - has become a popular sport over the last few years. Despite the potential dangers, it is an adventurous and exciting sport that many are undertaking. Safety is always of the highest importance and the use of repelling gloves are an ideal way of protecting yourself. You hands control your descent, after all. There are are range of different rappelling gloves available. If you require further information about rappelling gloves, please contact our support team on 020 7501 1104.
Rappelling has become a popular sport over the past few years. Otherwise known as absailing, the sport involves using ropes to guide your descent down a rock face. Although it may have become a sport over the last few years, absailing has been occurring since man first started climbing mountains. Safety equipment is of the utmost importance when undertaking a sport such as this, with the right harnesses, hats, shoes and ropes available to protect you.
There is also a choice of rappelling gloves now available. Rappelling gloves are reinforced in several places to help protect the hand from the friction caused by the rope. This prevents both rope burns and other injuries the hands might suffer from when working your way back to ground level. Your hands control your descent though, the grip on the rope being essential in keeping control of your movement. It is highly important that your hands are protected, and the use of rappelling gloves can ensure this.
If your hands become wounded or painful while rappelling, you have little option about what to do - the chances are you are in a position where there is no way down other than to rappel. Lack of control through painful hands can potentially be very dangerous. This is why wearing proper rappelling gloves are essential as no other glove will be able to withstand the friction.
If you require any further information about rappelling gloves or have a general enquiry, please contact our support team on 020 7501 1104.