I get all of that Graeme and well said. Using wedges when not needed does equal the downtime of trying to fall a tree that you should've used them on and didn't. Well put. Moving fuel to where you'll need it next takes a lot of experience to get right too.
Looks like very difficult work to say the least. To put enough wood on the ground means minimizing time between fells and with that terrain.... it has to be a workout.
The picture of the Humboldt where the center fiber was pulled, was that a 1/4 cut method for the back cut? I'm just wondering...
I'd like to create a thread to alert everyone of new articles and also allow them to be discussed here should anyone feel compelled to critique or comment.
Graeme, thanks for taking the time to share your experiences here with us. And I for one would love to hear more and see some pictures demonstrating some of these thoughts. No pressure of course.
I like this statement a lot:
"I use a tapered hinge regularly during my normal course of work...
So the latest info I have is that Alex may have come over top of a spar when rigging because initial ideas are that his lanyard was clipped to both sides. Some have discussed that he might have had his line burned by the rigging line and didn't know. I'm not sure that we will ever know.