No arguments with your high skill level and your experience and knowledge, what scares me is the attitude.Imagine your surprise to find that I have in fact experienced a major accident/injury. It was very early in my career and thankfully its ripple effect brought 2 of the best mentors I have ever had into my life..The universe is weird like that, ain't it...
Do you honestly think that I have lasted this long by being "dangerous", and by putting both myself and those I work with in peril? Fucking please..
Not really sure why I am defending myself to someone who has ZERO comprehension of what my day to day tree-life looks like. Instead, please accept my friendly invitation to come out and spend a day wreaking a big Fir or Red...Earn while you learn... A paid vacation, if you will...An your fucked up assumptions concerning my job sites? Proven 180 degrees wrong.
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That you say you wouldn't have lasted this long by being dangerous,(I never said you were being dangerous)
It's the "it won't happen to me attitude, like your immune to anything going wrong" Like you know every possibility that might happen.
What comes across to me is the smugness like you know it all because of your experience and have nothing to learn.
Below is an excerpt from
a copy Accident in North American Climbing 2018 by the American Alpine Club page 43 Analysis of a climbing accident. I quote verbatim
"Beware of complacency. "Niels Tietze was a climber of the "absolute highest caliber. He had spent years of his life rescuing people off the walls of Yosem-
ite. It only takes one bad rappel after thousands of well-executed ones for
something like this to happen. """Stay sharp""". (Source: Yosemite National Park
This guy was probably a far more skilful climber than you , it's of course my assumption but anyway he is now dead.
I am sure you know Yosemite, lot's of Big wall and trad climbing. The guy was an expert.
I wouldn't jump out of an aeroplane, climb a wall or even a tree with someone that thinks like this.
Hey when I exit an aeroplane I never assume that I have seen it all, what makes me nervous is anything that can go wrong will at some point. Will I react correctly, will I survive the learning process? Hopefully.
My accident was caused by pretty small lapse of judgement, that people could make and would often get away with .
I am always learning. I am always sharp and ready for problems. I have to be. I can't sit up in a canopy and take my time, the ground is coming and I need to react correctly and quickly.
In just 5 seconds in freefall I fall a 1000 feet, with opening height at 4000, given it takens a few seconds for my parachute to open, I have around 7 seconds to save my life(deal with malfunctions, track, find clear airspace and separation before my reserve is firing, if that gets tangled, or has a problem it's likely over for me.
I am never too experienced or proud to accept criticism from anyone, no matter who they are or how qualified I think they are , or not.
I have taken your criticisms onboard as well.
Some of the stuff I have written has been a bit rushed and maybe not that clear.
But I am calling out the attitude I am detecting from you.
Please do Not take offence as I am not intending to offend you. Sorry about some of the previous comments by the way.
Thanks for the offer but I am in New Zealand.
PS. Nice pic by the way
Also provided a pic of my office