Climbing

All the Canopy’s a Stage

As arborists, we work mostly out of the public eye, concealed in leafy canopies, in work zones cordoned off behind caution tape and cones. The general public appears not too aware of our work. While tree-climber videos are abundant on YouTube, at last check they still can’t compete with the 34 million views of a […]

Consider All the Factors in a Climber’s Fall

Brett Nelson, owner of Good Earth Tree Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan, suffered a serious fall from a tree and chose to share his experience with us. The available information suggests there might be unanticipated issues associated with his climbing system that other climbers in situations like Nelson’s should carefully consider. This summary of what […]

Aerial-Rescue Training: Blended Frontiers

About two years ago, Kevin Lunnie, co-founder of Vector Rescue, and his business partner, James Croswell, started looking at the kind of high-risk, low-frequency events that exist for fire-service and technical-rescue teams. Lunnie is a lieutenant with the Danbury Fire Department in Connecticut and a founding member of the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA). Croswell […]

TCI Magazine Booth to Feature Unboxing Ring for New Products Such as the Petzl Eject

TCI EXPO, TCIA’s annual conference and trade show, will be held in person this fall, November 4-6, in Indianapolis, Indiana. In lieu of a full product profile this month, we’re giving you a peak at the product-debut platform, the TCI Magazine Unboxing Ring, that will be in the TCI Magazine booth on the show floor. […]

Thinking Critically About Life-Safety Carabiners

Choosing a carabiner for your climbing system, lanyard or redirect sling – all life-safety applications – seems like a simple process. Which brand, what style and, of course, which color do you like best? However, I’ve seen numerous instances of climbers using carabiners that do not meet the minimum safety standards for our profession. And […]

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