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Darrin Turnbull

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  1. I‘ll use the worst case scenario from 3 or 4 apps.
  2. Keep using electric it’s the future
  3. No ivy. I finished the tree , lots of small twigs on the stem and limbs. nothing unusual
  4. Good post , Paddy Like you said that extra 2-3 minutes work invested is usually all that’s needed to be safe.
  5. I know the climber personally and he’s competent, and always a pleasure to work with. This wouldn’t have been intentionally of course He was probably distracted for some reason. Even the best of us can be idiots.
  6. The rope is probably thicker then the twig. funny thing is he ascended to 8 metres before it broke
  7. Are you coming over to Germany again this season
  8. Here’s a picture of the branch/twig he was tied into. I was speaking to his boss today and his Wife doesn’t want him to climb anymore. Like i said before there shouldn’t be any physical permanent damage. I only hope that something good happens for him.
  9. I usually choke my access rope at top of the canopy , less stretch and less chance of cutting out. I first started out using a base anchor, running the rope down the back of tree. I don’t use srt , it’s just for access. maybe a base anchor is little bit safer ( only for access )
  10. He usually uses a ladder for accessing the tree. From what i can make out he’s choked his rope in the canopy on a thin branch, and maybe a nearby limb stopped it from moving so much until it broke. Any useful info I’ll pass on.
  11. Damaged lumber vertebrae but no permanent damage.
  12. I actually know him , top bloke . Two kids and a wife.
  13. Working for a local tree business today. Their climber fell 8 metres damaging his spine he was ascending on single rope system as the anchor point broke. The anchor point was no where near strong enough . From what I’ve heard there’s no permanent damage he did have a operation. Please everyone while choosing a anchor point from the ground be 100% sure that it’s strong enough. Make that your goal. Nothings 100 % but accept nothing less. Choose your path with care.


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