PMI Vertical Specialist, Trask Bradbury shares from his many years of climbing experiences about how climbers learn to climb. He suggests that climbers learn from experience with the guiding hand of a mentor.
Trask is the consummate rope man. Whether tied into the sharp end of a single rope on ice or rock, or rigging ropes to make a drop from wind turbines – he is equally at home in the vertical world. Trask has worked and rigged in a variety of industries including petroleum tanks, bridges, wind turbines, skyscrapers, paper mills, and grain silos. He has also designed and managed rigging for climbing movies such as Higher Ground and Luxury Liner, both by Alstrin Films.
Born in Arizona, Trask moved to Colorado Springs at twenty, where he has been climbing for seventeen years while turning his passion into a job. Trask has worked in the Rope Access industry for over seven years. In addition, he is an EMT, and holds both a SPRAT level 3 and an OSHA 30 certification. Trask puts safety above all else.
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If a climber could own but two ropes, the PMI 9.4mm Elite and the 9mm Max-Wear Sport Static would fill their needs. Both ropes cover every climbing user niche while representing an ideal convergence of weight, function and durability. These three elements comprise the triad of climbing rope performance. In his webinar, Pete Takeda recounts two recent cutting edge climbs — and why the 9.4mm Elite and 9mm Max-Wear Sport are an ideal pairing of performance and safety.
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