The Edelweiss Elite 7.8mm is a treated, alpine climbing rope that combines outstanding strength, usability and handling with it's thin diameter.
Its thinness and lightness are its first assests in the race to to eliminating every excess gram, for all that the durability is not sacrificed thanks to a thick sheath and the Unicore system, with a texture of classic braiding and the Supereverdry process. Here is thus the 7.8mm ELITE for the true mountaineer.
The benefits of a Supereverdry treatment are self-evident: the ropes are lighter in case of humidity, dry quicker and don´t tend to stiffen due to freezing. The Supereverdry treatment is applied to all fibres in the core and the sheath. Comparative tests demonstrate the superiority of this treatment over competing methods of other manufacturers with respect to durability as well as efficiency.
An astonishing process, bonding rope sheath and core without affecting the rope's suppleness. Even in the hardest conditions of use sheath slippage is suppressed.If the sheath is cut or torn, core and sheath remain bonded together. With a standard rope, if the sheath is cut by abrasion over an edge, a frequent occurrence in work at height and in rescues, it slides and gathers over some metres. It then becomes impossible to pass this zone, either to ascend or to descend. If the problem occurs near to the end of the rope the sheath may slide off completely, and the user fall to the ground.
With the UNICORE process the sheath remains in place and the user may escape, either by descent or ascent, taking all necessary precautions. He/she is not stuck without a solution on the rope. The UNICORE process brings an undeniable gain in security during delicate and dangerous operations.