Basic and Advanced Technical Tree Climbing

City of Casey, VIC 7 Nov 2015 — 8 Nov 2015

Recreational tree climbing is a fairly new thing in Australia. It has been around for a while in the US and German speaking countries. However just in our back-yard are some of the biggest trees in the world. The mountain ashes in the Yarra Ranges have recorded heights of over 90m with all of the specimen still growing (if they are still alive). We’re taking it easy and will be getting up a little tree.

This two-day trip is about learning basic SRT and preventing hurting yourself and the tree. On the second day we will go into basic aerial rescue practise which is the tree-version of rock-climbing self-rescue. This trip is organised in cooperation with Geocaching Melbourne who have their annual festival the next weekend.

Trip pre-requisites:
– You should be able to safely belay and abseil outdoors.
– You have the intermediate tree-climbing gear: harness, helmet, suitable footwear, several long slings, several screw gate carabiners, ascenders and cam-style descender (Petzl GriGri, RIG, I’D, Edelrid Eddy, isc D4).
– You must be a VCC member.

Suitable for beginners, experienced intermediates and advanced climbers.
Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place.
Beginner numbers may be limited and the trip has a limit of 8 climbers.

Contact: Philipp Hammes