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May 11, 2022

What has tree climbing got to do with rhino conservation?

Two of the four subspecies of African rhino are now extinct in the wild. Barely 5,500 black rhino remain. Poaching fo...

Apr 19, 2022

How to Foot Lock up a tree

One of the original fundamental access techniques, is foot locking. It's an old school technique, before we had Rope ...

Mar 21, 2022

SRT access onto floating doubled rope system

In this article, we're going to cover traditional access on an SRT line using a microfrog system. We'll be installin...

Jan 27, 2022

Fundamental throw lining techniques

How to set a line in the tree as an arborist We're going to run through some fundamental throw lining techniques, su...

Dec 26, 2021

How to organise and pack your Rope Bags efficiently and effectively

In this post, we discuss how Dan organises his climbing gear effectively using the Reecoil Rope Bags. The 45-litre r...

Nov 26, 2021

Top Fundamental Friction Hitches for Arborists / Climbers

Let's run through some fundamental friction hitches that every arborist would know, or at least should know. These f...

Oct 22, 2021

How to SRT climb a tree and setting a lowerable base anchor system

Let's discuss two different SRT devices, how to ascend the climbing line, and setting a lowerable base anchor system....

Aug 5, 2019

Climbing Fitness with ARB FIT, Kyle Gervis - REECOIL Podcast Episode 1

Kyle, the man behind ARB FIT is a contract climber, ex personal trainer, free runner, and all round climbing fitness...

Jun 5, 2018

WORKING AT HEIGHT - THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Arboriculture, Industrial Rope Access, Search & Rescue? It seems clear that there are a cohort of related indus...

May 17, 2018

REECOIL Talks To The Living Tree Company

NAME Fredrik Hjelm. JOB TITLE Environmental Arborist. LOCATION Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY 8 years i...

Apr 16, 2018

HELICOPTER TREEWORK 101

AN INTRODUCTION TO TREE REMOVAL VIA HELICOPTER. INTRODUCTION First of all, with a grand total of ONE helicopter job u...

Mar 18, 2018

RECOMMENDED READS - THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS

THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS “EVERY PRACTICAL KNOT… AND HOW TO TIE IT” If I hadn’t received such glowing reviews from o...
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