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Technical Rigging – Anchors Part 1

Technical Articles | Anchors Part 1 This will be the first of a two-part series on anchors. This section, purposely, will not include situations that necessitate vehicles, pickets or other such portable anchors. Nor is the series meant to be an exhaustive source of information… there are numerous books on this subject. If you have …

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Benefits of the Petzl ZigZag and Petzl Zillon for Tree Climbing Arborists

As kids, all of us have wanted to climbing trees.  As we get older, the desire is replaced by other things (less or more important).  There comes a point in the lives of certain people where climbing trees is again not just a priority but a means of income as well as fun.  And like …

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An Introduction to Jiggers

The following information is meant only as an informational introduction to the loveable jigger system. An Introduction to Jiggers Generally, these beauties are considered pre-rigged pulley systems used mainly for hauling, but can be very important in lowering heavy loads as well. The advantage of these systems is in their rapid deployment, and straightforward operation …

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Pulleys & Systems for Rescue & Industrial Rope Access

  Pulley Systems   Introduction Victims in the field of rescue often times find themselves stranded somewhere well above head level on cliffs, mountains, bridges, buildings and other structures. The obvious challenge of importance to the rescue attempt is the need to get the victim down. Any ultimate benefit from the rescue maneuver hinges upon …

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