Abseil Fund4Trees

The unstoppable Mr Russell Ball. formerly of the ISA, is bringing his energy and fund-raising capabilities to Ireland with this fabulous one-off event in Belfast. Every year he organises several fund-raising events for the charity Fund4Trees; last year he cycled form Land’s End to John O’Groat’s planting hundreds of trees along the way.

We would love to see climbers from all over Ireland attending this event which will be a great day out with the Abseil, tree planting and a BBQ. It is also imperative that if you wish to take part in the charity Abseil, you make payment as soon as possible as without payment this event cannot go ahead as advertised.

Abseil4Research, Belfast, Sunday 14th June 2015.
Location: Europa Hotel Belfast City Centre and Sir Thomas & Lady Dickson Park.
Key partners: Fund4Trees charity working in collaboration with the AA Ireland Branch, Irish Tree Care Association and the UKI ISA Chapter.

Provisional Schedule:
• Abseilers meet in central Belfast City café.
• 10-12.30pm. Abseil off Europa Hotel (organised via Belfast Activity Centre).
• 1.00-1.30pm. Tree planting with the Lord Mayor and local residents at the Sir Thomas & Lady Dickson Park.
• 1.30-5.00pm. Arborist BBQ lunch (provided free) and Tree Climbers Forum. See below:

Tree Climbers Forum
Presented by:
Rob Gibbs: Arbortec
Donal Roe: Tree Solutions Ltd.
Alex Laver: Tree Logic (ITCC Judge)

Single Rope Access (SRT) The evolution of SRT access in tree work to help you understand the principles behind this ascent method, a look at modern systems and advice on how to build a configured system… to help you get in the tree with a whole lot less huff and puff.

Forces in Rigging To help dispel the physics and help you understand what loads you are putting on your gear and the tree under. There will be a series of rigging systems along with measuring equipment that will tell us what’s going-on live in each drop-test. We’ll take you through the loads and forces in the rigging system and how to plan a safe removal.

Rescue 101 Plan for the worst and hope for the best. Rescue is a key skill we all forget to keep updated. We will finish the day with some rescue demos and take- home ideas to help you plan and be better prepared for the worst case scenario in the event of an injured climber in a tree.

Cost: £63 (£30 of which pays the Belfast Activity Centre for the abseil kit & insurance)

ISA Certified Arborist CEU: The TCF will generate 3 x CEUs
Places will be limited so book early

To sign-up for the event contact Rob Gibbs: info@arbortec.info

To make your payment go to http://www.arbortec.info/course-dates-2/booking/ Scroll down and find the Paypal payment for £63.00 Abseil Event.