Cold stress is a very real thing!

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 2/25/2015 to Climbing News

Cold stress is a very real thing to those that work outside during the winter months. Just as heat stress is dangerous in the summer on those extremely hot days; cold stress can cause hypothermia on days that hover right around the freezing mark just as easily as they can cause it in single digit temperatures. If you are sweating and the temperature is below freezing you need to take caution. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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A Dangerous Situation: An Ice Storm

Posted by Professional Tree Climber on 2/21/2015 to Climbing News
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When it comes to tree work, personally I feel there isn't a more dangerous situation than an ice storm. Warmer weather during winter months will bring in cold rains or worse yet the freezing fog/mist that coats everything in sight. Even the strongest of limbs can’t withstand the overbearing pressure caused by the heavy loads of ice. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Climbing Gloves

Posted by Administrator on 2/6/2015 to Tree Climbing Gear
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Do you ever have the sensation of shards of glass being hammered into your fingertips while working in the cold? It’s caused by the circulation of blood slowing in your fingers. Ironclad has Cold Condition gloves that keep your hands toasty warm. Keeping your hands dry and maintaining blood flow is the best way to keep your hands warm. Warm hands can get a lot more done than fingers that hurt too much to grab the saw! CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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