TESTING AND CLIMBING URL'S
I think that you will find this page interesting.  These URL's will keep you busy looking.  Some are the testing process and some Streaming Video's on climbing, etc.

Enjoy!
TESTING
CLIMBING
A-UIAA

A-BLACK DIAMOND
B-BLACK DIAMIAMOND
BROADBANDSPORTS
Lots of neat wild climbing vids.
ITIALIAN  EQUIPMENT
Lots of neat equipment information
KONG BONAITI
A very old company
Equipment testing.
Standards
Standards
MT. EVEREST HOW HIGH
MT. EVEREST
SURVIVAL
Survival, the truth is some live and some die.  Countless how-to books have been written about the subject and countless more will be written.   We see or hear about the miracles of survival from the wilderness to suburbia.  Then we see or hear of those if they could of been found the day before would still be alive.  Then you hear of those who have survived, like over 80 in the Alaska back country after a plane crash in one of the rivers there.

Well here is such a person that has dedicated most of his life in such endeavors to bring awareness in how to survive no matter where you are.  His name is Gene Fear I have taken his classes and worked with him and even went with him in the dead of winter to teach winter survival. 

Go look about in his site there is a lot of usefull information there.
GENE'S FEARS SITE
His book click to enlarge.
THE EVOLUTION  OF SEARCH AND RESCUE
OLD GEAR CLIMBING REVOLUTION
Most interesting a must site to see.