Canopy Research Tree Week

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COURSE DETAILS

Experience Level

No Experience Required

Duration

6 Days

Class Size

4 Participants

Participant Price

1,800

Climbing for Science

After years of requests and customizing courses for canopy researchers, TCP has created a curriculum specifically designed for the canopy scientist. This course builds on the foundation of our Basic Tree Week while focusing on a minimalist climbing approach to fit your studies.
 
INCLUDED IN CURRICULUM 
Basic Tree Climbing Course  
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Advanced Basic
We will focus on using motion lanyards, pulleys, additional hardware which makes tree climbing more efficient. We will construct a canopy “field station” with specially designed hammocks called Treeboats.
 
Single Rope Technique
Advance techniques using specially designed equipment will make your ascent more energy efficient while gaining quicker access to your subject. SRT requires specialized gear. A variety of SRT gear and its usage will be discussed in detail with plenty of time to practice everything you learn.
 
Contrive your style
This day you will scout out a wild tree (a tree which has never been climbed before) and perform a tree inspection, line placement, ascending, traversing and descending methods. A combination of both DRT and SRT will open complete access to the canopy. The instructor will be present only as a shadow to approve your methods and give advice.  This day builds the confidence one needs to go out and climb a wild tree on their own or with a climbing team.
 
Aerial Rescue 
We will wrap up the course with a full day of rescue scenarios using a variety of rescue equipment. This day covers both SRT and DRT rescue techniques from the canopy and from the ground. You’ll learn how your ‘field assistant’ can rescue you from the ground, even if they are not climbers. A must-have in your tool box of knowledge, especially while climbing in remote areas.
 
 
 

 

“As a herpetologist whose work requires canopy access in neotropical cloud forests, I give my highest recommendation to Tim Kovar for doubled rope tree climbing training. Tim has provided both me and my students with basic and advanced tree climbing instruction. Any researchers that require access to forest canopies and want to use minimal mechanical gear and maximal utility and safety should schedule a training session with Tim Kovar.”

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