Looks wicked! What a splendid experience for the right person
I'd be on my way over right now but then they wouldn't let me back into Australia... what a shame.
I'll be sure to share this with some good arborists I know
Set an anchor point that doesn't expose you to danger while you ascend
Throw line around it, try and loosen it from the ground and decide if it's safely lodged or not
Alternatively you can secure it from the ground if you're really keen
Honestly it's the client's tree at the end of the day. If they're aware of the risk and want to retain the tree anyways, fucking do it! You can let them know you think it's hazardous but .. it is a damn majestic copper beech.
Our job is to inform and advise, not condemn.
So I'm a Canadian climbing arborist, currently living and working in Australia ..
The Cert III / IV definitely has value in Australia but is basically unknown / disregarded in the rest of the world. Unless you're going for a civil authority / consulting position no one else will care whether or...
Call local arb companies and see who's around... Word of mouth is the best advertising for contract climbers
Climbing arborist.com has an incomplete contract climber directory ... It might be something
My Pfanners were quite roomy in the toebox / forefoot and I have stupidly wide feet. They were like wearing chainsaw-proof Uggs
My Andrews (Italian made) are ultra narrow and not great for wide feet unless you size up 1-1.5 sizes
Just putting it out there... You might consider rerouting the pump? Not sure.
Either way I'd be very cautious letting someone climb on a crew with no other rescue climbers if they're dependant on a constant stream of insulin