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Tree Climbing India,Tree Climbers International: Pics,Videos


1)Tree Climbers International (TCI) is a worldwide organization of people who love to climb trees.

2)TCI is also the world's first school for recreational tree climbers.

3)TCI want the sport of "rope and saddle" tree climbing available everywhere so that everyone can experience the joy and wonder of seeing the world from the heights of the treetops!


1)TCI was started by Peter "Treeman" Jenkins, a retired rock and mountain climber-turned tree surgeon (now an ISA-Certified Arborist).

2)In 1983, he founded Tree Climbers International and opened the world's first tree climbing school in Atlanta with two big white oak trees, Nimrod and Dianna, and a Mission Statement.

3)Every beginner who comes to our school gets a great tree climbing experience in our Beginners' (Introductory) Climb.

4)For those who want to learn to climb on their own, TCI offers a two-day Basic Tree Climbing Course. We also teach a "Beyond the Basics" course of advanced climbing skills.

5)The TCI Facilitator Program and TCI Instructor Program are available to those enthusiasts who want to become tree climbing teachers.

6)To this day there have not been any injuries in TCI-sponsored recreational tree climbing activities.



In 2009, Tim Kover from TCI and his colleagues at New Tribe demonstrated tropical tree climbing techniques at the 5th International Canopy Conference in Bangalore, India. After the conference, Tim guided several students into the canopy of India's Western Ghats, a mountainous jungle hot spot for biodiversity.


1)Yes we can.Adventure travellers in Kerala are pouring in search of a new high.

2)Tour operators are organising trips to non descipt villages,offering them a chance to climb arecnut,mango and coconut palms,some rising as tall as 60 feet.

3)Climbing equipment ,including a seat and pedal unit are provided for safety.

4)A session costs as little as Rs 500.


Gowri Shankar, a herpetologist conducting research in the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Shimoga accompanies travellers on tree trails when he's not looking for arboreal snakes.

GERRY MARTIN PROJECT : Ossie Martin's Farm, Hunsur

In today's urban setup children rarely get the chance to interact with the natural world. Designed to act a launching pad for budding young naturalists and biologists, this workshop will address this lack of exposure and give children a structured learning experience that will allow them to build their own context and skills. This workshop emphasises awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and the natural world.

Here, we will learn how to build hides, machaans, approach animals with stealth and efficiency, observe aquatic life, setting pit falls and camera traps, some basics in Nature photography, outdoor survival, tree climbing and fish on the lake.

Dates: 9th to 13th April, 2012

Age Bracket: 9 to 16 yrs.

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  • Thank you for publicizing TCI! We're happy that people in India can learn about us. For those who want to learn to climb trees safely but cannot travel, we also offer an "At Home" (online) basic tree climbing course. Details are in the Education section of our website.
    Good luck with your work. We hope to see you in the treetops some day!
    Best regards,
    Patty Jenkins
    Tree Climbers International, Inc.
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    February 27, 2012 at 5:37 AM

  • Not with ropes, but climbing a steep ladder, here's my contribution to tree climbing in Australia:

    Jan Polatschek

    February 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM

  • @Patty Jenkins: Thanks for initiating such an interesting activity.People in India would love to have you here,are there any programs or workshops you have in India anytime?

    Thanks for the online basic tree climbing course as well,I have never seen someone so passionate about climbing trees and even educating people on that.All the best to your whole team,may we have you in India soon.

    I'd love to be in the tree tops as you've made it all simpler with the ropes than the normal climb on tree,that would have been impossible,but this seems fun :)


    February 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

  • Hi Ankita,

    There is talk about professional tree climbing courses happening again in India. We are looking for the ideal training site with the perfect trees. If people are interested in participating in courses to being recreational tree climbing to India, please contact tim kovar.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

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