Tree Climbing Playdate

Fernshaw Picnic Ground, Fernshaw, Victoria 10 Apr 2016

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).

Depending on the weather we might hike up Morley’s Track and climb some Mountain Ashes or take it easy and maybe pursue other outrageous rope activities like putting up zip lines. Make sure you’ve got the evening off as well so we can stop in Healesville for dinner. If you have aerial rescue skills, please let the Trip Leader know.

Trip Pre-requisites:Tree Climbing_0545

  • You should be able to climb safely using SRT.
  • You have your own tree-climbing gear including a helmet.
  • Suitable for experienced intermediate and advanced climbers.

Contact Philipp Hammes, the Trip Leader, to secure your place.

Photo: Philipp Hammes

Contact: Philipp Hammes

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.