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bradypus wrote: Hi guys, it's ugo.
Maybe i'm wrong but here is what i understood about the reason of the accident.
I was lost in the strange configuration of the ropes, i couldn't figure what happened there because of the chaos of ropes, guear placement, friction points... Richard took me back to the ground showing the bowline opened just like he demonstrate it in the video. So to me here was the problem and the solution :
- Don't use a bowline for a harness attachment point. Double eight is awsome.
- Whatever knut you do make a fisher to securise your attachment. No life support knut without a double security. That's way more efficient than a double check (wich is still needed).
Double eight plus fisher, this is what we use here and i don't feel wrong saying that it is a safer system. And here we think that we must change our habits as soon as we find a safer use so i think that it should be done to make this accident a security benefit for all of us.
I thought about an other reason, the "pura vida vacaciones complexo".
Several security weacknesses had been seen during this trip. And i don't blame anyone because there were a bunch of excellent arborists and they all were as the others tooked into that mood. We were in paradise. This factor has to be told because it's a really strong fealing, the place is incredible, the weather was perfect, everything was purely, totaly, fondamentaly, AWSOME. It's one of the best place on the planet to feel completly safe because everything is more than right. And that provocs mistakes because we completly lose our focus.
So the other thing to not forget about this accident in my opinion is that one of the most important security behaviour is to try to feel this kind of moods that make us less focused on security in order to recognise that special mental states, and volontarly come back to reallity as soon as we feel it. Remembering about all our security processes is a good indicator that we are on the right path, but it looks to me also really important to know about how we react, what make us be less focused, present.
Best regards, and big hug Andy, i'm looking forward to see you and Karin this summer.