On the 6th of June it was finally time. The sample stands of the project 'Materialterung/material aging' of the German Alpine Club, Department Safety Research, have been put up on the Sonnblick Observatory. The sample stands are equipped with materials from the climbing gear. 10 years this materials should withstand the mountain, weather and climate conditions. Approximately every two years the samples are removed for analysis.
Everything is still nice and colorful. We are curious how fast that will change!
DAV = Deutscher Alpenverein, German Alpine Club