Fully excited about this year’s edition of Vertical Connect, the inter-disciplinary work at height forum on 1 and 2 September in Meiringen in Switzerland.

I just got back from a planning meeting, the program is coming together – and is looking really exciting, the two day topics will be Risk and Connectors and Connections, with speakers on the first day discussing risk culture, management and the right to risk from a wide range of disciplines, such as cave diving, from an academic, base jumping, tree care or canyoning perspective.

Connectors and Connections will examine various aspects of creating connections, be it of physical nature with hardware or between people. We will be taking a closer look at themes as diverse as helicopter transports, team dynamics, evolution of connectors, configuration and a differentiated approach to use of connectors.

More details will follow when the speakers are confirmed and the program is definitive.

Once again, consider yourself warmly invited, should you be in the area around that time, to stop by and join in. We will be offering simultaneous translation between German, French and English, there is camping and hotels close by, not to mention a plethora of Alpine activities close at hand in the Bernese Alps. This event offers an unique opportunity to interact and meet other folks working on rope from all over Europe.

Reserve the dates, come and join us – and get connected!