Ascent and descent make up a small percentage of what occurs during tree-climbing operations. Much of the time in the canopy is spent in a work position. When we stop climbing to accomplish the specific tasks/objectives of the job order, we must position ourselves in a manner not only to safely accomplish the task but also to do so with the greatest ease of movement and stability. The more stable a position you can place yourself in, the less stress you will place on muscles, joints and your body overall.
The climber work positioning is demonstrated by Nate Moore, an arborist crew leader with Chippers, Inc., an accredited, 21-year TCIA member company with offices in Vermont and New Hampshire.