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The ethos at Wild Country has always been to utilise the experience of the people ‘on board’ to design and build products that we know are of the highest quality and highly relevant to the climbers of the day.

There is a stringent ideal that Wild Country is not and never should be ‘a me too’ company which imitates or borrows from others, but should at all times strive to innovate and contribute to the sum of climbers’ knowledge. To understand how and why things work and to use this knowledge to produce products which advance the game. Our design philoshophy allows to us build products which are important in adding to the armoury of those operating at the cutting edge; from the Helium Karabiner to the new Superlight Offset Rocks. These ideals have been shaped from the beginnings of the company because of the incredible significance on the climbing scene of its first two products, Friends and Rocks. It also because of the inquiring mind of its founder Mark Vallance to seek out new ways and means to make the best gear – see History for more details. It is the job of the present incumbents to keep this going and in some ways to be part of Wild Country is to be a ‘keeper of the torch’ and to make sure British climbing innovation, ideas and ideals remain at the forefront of the world climbing scene. Therefore, every season, whatever is launched we will make steps forward. Whether the step is a giant one; Friends, Rocks, Ropeman, or a smaller one, that may be a clever twist on a theme: Rockcentrics, Superlight Rocks, 10mm Dyneema; everything should be practical, purposeful and moving toward the ideal of producing ‘the perfect rack…

“We’re always pushing the limits of what is possible.”

PURE CLIMBING Climbing pure or "pure climbing," summed up perfectly the way we think, to feel and to climb. Each climber using our products, feel that spirit. They are passionate about climbing and mountain, and each of the ways in which they engage is the expression of that passion. Because, like us, they do not like compromise. In everything we do, in everything we create and wherever we climb, our ambition, our energy and our experience lead us forward. We push the limits all the time possible. It is in this spirit that we created products - equipment of pure climbing.

THE THREE SIGMA RATING

The Three Sigma Rating system is a method of Statistical Quality Control (SQC) which we use to describe, analyse, and control the rated strengths of our products. For each batch produced, a statistically representative sample is taken and tested to destruction in accordance with the relevant European Standard for that product and/or our own approved internal QualityAssurance Procedures. 

 

These procedures are an integral part of our Quality Assurance System. From the data obtained from destruction testing, the average (or mean) and sample standard deviation (which is a measure of variance based upon the results obtained) is calculated.

 

SO 9OO1:2008 QUALITY ASSURED FIRM – Wild Country is registered to International Standard ISO 9001:2008 (CertificateNo. C/7545.Q/2678). This is the internationally-accepted model for Quality Assurance Management Systems, which has been adopted in over 150 countries worldwide.

UIAA SAFETY LABEL

The UIAA Safety Label can be awarded for mountaineering and climbing equipment that meets the requirements of the relevant UIAA standard. In order to prevent unnecessary multiplicity of standards, the UIAA standards are based on the European standards (EN standards, also called CEN standards). The EN standards, in turn, are based on the former UIAA standards, which were the first standards for mountaineering and climbing equipment in the world. The present UIAA standards may have higher and/or additional requirements above those in the EN standards.

CE CERTIFICATION

Where required by law (European Union Directive 89/686/EEC – for Personal Protective Equipment).

Wild Country products are type examined, tested and certified.

The organisation responsible for our ISO 9001 Quality System and CE marking is DOLOMITICERT, Via Villanova, 7, 32013 LongaroneBelluno0437 576018.

http://www.dolomiticert.it/eng/

INSTRUCTIONS / WARNING

In accordance with EU Directive 89/686/EC Wild Country Ltd. supplies detailed instructions with all its products and recommends that the user reads and understands these instructions before use. If you are in doubt, require further advice or would like a copy of the instructions for any Wild Country product, you should contact us at the address printed in this Work Book.

It is the user’s responsibility at all times to ensure that he or she understands the correct and safe use of any equipment supplied by Wild Country Ltd., uses it only for the purposes for which it is designed and practises all proper safety procedures. The manufacturer or supplier will not accept any responsibility for damage, injury or death resulting from misuse.

GUARANTEES

Wild Country guarantees all of its products from new against defects in workmanship or materials, unless the product has been worn out, misused, or abused, as determined by our examination. Wild Country will repair or replace any product as appropriate.

This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights which remain unaffected. Wild Country Ltd. reserves the right to modify without notice the design and specifications of products on this website. All weights, dimensions & sizing specifications where quoted are nominal.

You can see some helpful hints and tips for using our products in our videos section - http://wildcountry.vividcreative.co.uk/en/tv

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

The ethos at Wild Country has always been to utilise the experience of the people ‘on board’ to design and build products that we know are of the highest quality and highly relevant to the climbers of the day.

There is a stringent ideal that Wild Country is not and never should be ‘a me too’ company which imitates or borrows from others, but should at all times strive to innovate and contribute to the sum of climbers’ knowledge. To understand how and why things work and to use this knowledge to produce products which advance the game. Our design philoshophy allows to us build products which are important in adding to the armoury of those operating at the cutting edge; from the Helium Karabiner to the new Superlight Offset Rocks. These ideals have been shaped from the beginnings of the company because of the incredible significance on the climbing scene of its first two products, Friends and Rocks. It also because of the inquiring mind of its founder Mark Vallance to seek out new ways and means to make the best gear – see History for more details. It is the job of the present incumbents to keep this going and in some ways to be part of Wild Country is to be a ‘keeper of the torch’ and to make sure British climbing innovation, ideas and ideals remain at the forefront of the world climbing scene. Therefore, every season, whatever is launched we will make steps forward. Whether the step is a giant one; Friends, Rocks, Ropeman, or a smaller one, that may be a clever twist on a theme: Rockcentrics, Superlight Rocks, 10mm Dyneema; everything should be practical, purposeful and moving toward the ideal of producing ‘the perfect rack…

“We’re always pushing the limits of what is possible.”

PURE CLIMBING Climbing pure or "pure climbing," summed up perfectly the way we think, to feel and to climb. Each climber using our products, feel that spirit. They are passionate about climbing and mountain, and each of the ways in which they engage is the expression of that passion. Because, like us, they do not like compromise. In everything we do, in everything we create and wherever we climb, our ambition, our energy and our experience lead us forward. We push the limits all the time possible. It is in this spirit that we created products - equipment of pure climbing.