The recent WA tree climbing workshops hosted by Joe Harris from Intotrees for ATRAES were a resounding success!
Day one highlighted advanced rigging in the morning with Joe demonstrating techniques using some unorthodox models to highlight the pros and cons of different rigging systems! The afternoon session reflected on different work positioning systems and was greatly supported by the local climbers.
Day two was all about rescue. A special thanks goes out to Ian Joseph from DFES for his professional assistance.
WA Tree Climbing Workshops May 15th & 16th
Conducted by Joe Harris of Intotrees.
Thurs 15: Morning Session: “Technical Tree Rigging” Location Jackadder Lake Reserve, Woodlands, WA
Half day workshop covering advanced techniques, force vectors and friction in technical tree rigging. Inc. lunch
Thurs 15: Afternoon Session: “Climbing systems for work positioning” Location Jackadder Lake Reserve, Woodlands, WA
Afternoon workshop looking at the strengths and weaknesses of different WP systems, eg Spiderjack, ZigZag, HC, Rope Wrench etc. Inc. lunch
Fri 16: All Day: “Aerial rescue for tree climbers” Location Millington Reserve, Trigg, WA
Full day workshop covering a variety of techniques for aerial rescue in trees, including pick-off rescues, pole-top rescues and situations involving spinal or neck damage. With the assistance of technical rescue professionals from FESA this should be the definitive rescue workshop of 2014. Inc lunch
Joe Harris is a two-time Australian TCC champion and two-time world silver-medalist who has won the aerial rescue competition in 13 out of the 15 climbing comps he has been in. Joe has climbed, worked and presented workshops in Europe, North America, Africa and in every state of Australia, has sat on the VTIO committee & the ITCC Technical Advisory Committee, splices for ATRAES, teaches, designs tree climbing equipment, makes videos and is a contract climber based in Melbourne.
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When ATRAES Western Australia recently moved to new larger premises in Osborne Park, they pondered what to do with an ugly steel column that was in the middle of the new showroom. Alex (owner) decided it was good idea to put a hollow log around the beam and utilise it in the “Arb” section. It turned out to be quite a task! An old Tuart log was kindly donated by Joe Cullity of Wesbeam Timber. The log was perfect at 4.5 metres long and 1.4 metres in diameter. The log was split in two pieces, transported back to Osborne Park where it was then trimmed and hollowed. At 3.5 Tonne, it was decided that it was just going to be too hard to handle in two pieces and was then cut into four. Careful manipulation with a forklift and the pieces were reassembled!
A picture of a tree canopy was then printed onto corflute tiles, this was then attached to the ceiling.
Cannings outdoor power equipment are pleased to announce an in house event featuring Taylor Hamel, as part of Climbcares national Hitchclimbers Guide to the Canopy national tour.
Come join us on Wednesday July 17 from 4:30pm onwards at the Cannings Outdoor Power Equipment, 259 Ferntree Gully Rd, Mount Waverley, for a night of fun, food, and top end Arb education!!
There is no charge for this great event, so why not make the most of the opportunity to meet one of the leading names in the Arb Industry.
To register your interest contact any of the sales team at Cannings Outdoor Power Equipment on 03-9535-2666
By now you will be aware of the Recall Notice issued for the Petzl ZigZag. ATRAES appreciates the inconvenience caused to you as a result of the recall notice, to this end we are endeavoring to make the return for credit process as easy as possible. Please feel free whether you purchased the Zig Zag from ATRAES or any other supplier (locally or overseas) to return it to us and we will process the appropriate paperwork as requested by PETZL for you. Alternately you can do this yourself using the following link.
A gathering of industry pros came together during March for a photo shoot! The shoot finished off with an 80 metre plus climb in the “Skeleton Forrest”.
I would like to acknowledge the massive effort from all those that helped make the “Shoot” a success. A special thanks to Joe Harris for basically organising and pulling the whole thing together (without you this just wouldn’t have happened), Graeme and Angus McMahon for allowing us onto their worksites and allowing us to “get in the way” and hold up their day. Rob Fisher for your great work with the camera, Juri Megarrity (The Star), Barton Allan-Hall, Julia Chilcott, Alex Pinniger, Hubert Kowalewski (ART) and his partner Edith and a very special thanks to Kiah Martin for giving up her SRT system to make sure I got to the top of the “Big One”.
It was definitely a “real buzz” for me, not only the big climb, but working with everyone that made this happen!
P.S. I better thank John and Jasmin for accommodating me whilst there! (Good one mate!)