Arb Climber magazine issue 7
On the Cover of Issue 7: Sterling Rope's Atlas rigging/lowering rope in locked-off mode on a Portawrap:
MARKET GUIDE: Arborist Prusik Cord
REVIEW: ROCK EXOTICA BOLT Rigging Plate
ARB HEALTH: Common Myths about Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumach
REVIEW: FELCO hand saw
ROPES: Where should Friction be in Rigging?
SPECIAL: Arborists go Hollywood - the YouTube Generation
REVIEW: ARBORTEC FORESTRY Chainsaw Trousers
CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE: replacing a pull cord
SPOTLIGHT: Petzl ZigZag - manufacturer guide for use in Rescue
Arb climber background
ARB CLIMBER magazine is the newest edition to Technical Rescue publications and is based on the same successful format as TECHNICAL RESCUE Magazine (www.trescue.com) which is now in its 25th year of publishing and is subscribed to by rescue professionals in 74 countries.
Arb climber specialise in equipment and techniques articles written in a down-to-earth style and with lots of illustrative, instructional or arty pictures. Some articles are necessarily more academic in style but the majority are technically detailed but informal. ARB CLIMBER focuses on the work and equipment of climbing aborists and recreational/scientific-media climbers but this obviously also involves ground crew and managers who need to work with and/or supply equipment for the climbers.
After 25 years in special rescue and in rope rescue in particular we have chosen now to launch ARB CLIMBER because techniques have now evolved to include so much technical climbing equipment that the modern arborist has much in common with rope access and rescue workers. Many of our operational personnel from rescue have or had backgrounds in tree work, indeed this skill was actively sought for personnel on Specialist Units because of the crossover skills of rope-work, height awareness, use of powertools and dealing with heavy loads. We always said that the very best Specialist Rescuers were tree surgeons with a diving qualification!