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by Allison Wagner
June 15, 2008
June 6, 2005
This course is for people with no tree-climbing skills, and all of the necessary equipment is supplied. Group climbing events can also be arranged on days when the Beginner's Climb course isn’t scheduled.
Basic Tree Climbing
A two-day course teaching all of the necessary skills to climb a large tree using the double-rope technique. Learn how to select and assess the condition of a good tree, climbing technique, knot-tying, safety rules, and tree care guidelines. The course concludes with an exam consisting of a solo climb and written test to determine if you are ready to climb independently.
This is a one-day class geared toward the basic tree climber and focused on recreational rigging. Learn the rules and procedures for hauling equipment into trees, treeboat placement, branch walking, and rescue.
A three-and-a-half-day course where students learn how to work with individuals and groups to run their own tree-climbing events. Facilitators set up the ropes, tie the knots, and help others learn the art of tree climbing. Students will practice setting up a tree with multiple climbing stations as well as detailed rescue procedures. To complete the course, facilitators must pass written and practical exams which include management of at least one tree-climbing under an instructor’s supervision and a period of apprenticeship. Students are mentored by TCI-certified instructors following graduation from the course.
An apprenticeship to become a professional tree climbing instructor for experienced students who will learn how to prepare a designated climbing tree that can be safely used for frequent events.
From journal Unique American Excursions