International Tree Climbing Champions Ken Palmer and Rip Tompkins team up
with veteran climbing instructor Robert Phillips to demonstrate the basic skills
and knowledge required to become an expert tree climber. Designed for training
new climbers, this DVD will be one of the most valuable tools in your training
Produced by ISA and The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) the included,
fully illustrated workbook reinforces the lessons taught, and provides CEU
exams and answer sheets for earning six CEUs* toward ISA recertification upon
successful completion (at least 80% accuracy on ISA-graded exams). (©1999, each lesson approx. 20 min.)
6 CEUs* (A, U, T, M, L, Bp)
Basic Training for Tree Climbers lessons include:
Getting Started - Explains the use of various types of climbing saddles, personal lanyards, snaps and carabiners, and discusses their benefits and limitations. Demonstrates how to tie, dress, and set the most common climbing knots and provides an overview of popular climbing hitches. (2.0 CEUs*)
Rope Installation and Techniques for Ascending - Focuses on throwing, manipulating, and isolating a throwline, bodythrust climbing, footlock climbing, and proper use of a Prusik loop in secured footlocking.
Using Climbing Spurs - Addresses correct climbing techniques using climbing spurs, as well as proper selection, fit, wear, and maintenance. (1.0 CEU*)
Tying-In and Positioning Strategies - Provides instruction on selecting a safe and effective tie-in point, advancing a climbing line, using the personal lanyard, and installing and retrieving a false crotch. (1.0 CEU*)
Working the Tree - Discusses various techniques for working in a tree, such as limb-walking, positioning, recrotching, and double-crotching. The presenters share some tricks of the trade for making tree work aloft both safe and efficient. (1.0 CEU*)
*These CEUs may be earned only once during the life of your certification.
Additional workbooks may be purchased separately
Also available in Spanish.