Tree climbing harness: Which harness fits me?

The tree climbing harness connects the tree climber to the climbing system and protects him from falling. Furthermore, the tree climber often moves around in it all day long. In addition to functionality, quality and comfort are what matter – as with no other element of personal protective equipment (PPE). » read more

Life-Tree: T-shirts with high standards – social and ecological

In 2010 the Augsburg based Martin Benedek and Manuel Sanktjohanser founded the label Life-Tree. Their goal is to combine fashion and ecological awareness and to give the drawings of Martin Benedek room. We met them both for an interview. » read more

Innovations for tree care and tree climbing at A+A 2019

A+A in Düsseldorf is the world’s leading trade fair for safety and health at work. Numerous manufacturers in the tree care and tree climbing field are also presenting their innovations there. A good reason for Freeworker to take a look around the fair and at the latest innovations in rope climbing technology. » read more

Safety Notice Teufelberger ropes with slaice®

Teufelberger calls upon all users of climbing ropes Braided Safety Blue® with slaice®, Arbor Elite with slaice® and pottsblitz with slaice®, CEclimb 12.7 with slaice® not to use them any more. The recall affects all the ropes between January 2014 and September 2019. » read more

ITCC 2019 – The top climbers are moving closer together

The best tree climbers in the world met in Knoxville in August. The International Tree Climbing Championship 2019 showed that the world’s top tree climbers are moving closer together. Small mistakes and carelessness are enough to miss the qualification for the Masters. Also the reigning champions of 2018 got it. The new world champions in tree climbing are nevertheless two well-known champions. » read more

Freeworker in mourning – On the death of Hubert Kowalewski

End of June we received the sad news that Hubert Kowalewski, mastermind of ART, has passed away. Many in the tree climbing community already knew that the revolutionist of tree climbing had been suffering from severe depression for a long time. The news of Hubert’s suicide causes Freeworker deep sorrow. For many years we have been closely connected with the tinkerer and inventor. » read more