last an activity for everyone which is fun, safe, non-competitive,
gets you closer to nature and can be done almost anywhere there’s
a suitable tree!
TREE CLIMBING? (I did that as a child !)
Recreational tree climbing is a whole new way of tree climbing. Sometimes
known as technical tree climbing, it involves using a rope and harness,
are tied in and on a rope at all times. Unlike free
climbing, which most of us did as children, this system allows us to
climb bigger trees very safely. Lots of children don’t get to
climb trees anymore, so now adults and children can climb together
and have fun in a safe way.
Recreational tree climbing is still a young sport in the UK, it has
taken off in places like the USA and Japan.
The Mighty Oak Tree Climbing Co. is the first organization in Cornwall
to offer recreational tree climbing to the general public. There are
only a handful of other organizations in the UK offering tree climbing.
From 4 years old to ? all ages, all walks of
life can climb trees with us, from individuals to birthday parties to
corporate events to family bonding days, there’s all sorts of ways
we can offer you a tree climbing experience.
WHAT WE OFFER
The mighty oak tree climbing company offers tree climbing to all ages,
adults and children enjoy it just as much as each other. We offer tree
or to small groups (1-24)such as birthday parties, families, stag/hen do’s
or large groups (25-50) such as corporate events, camps, schools and festivals.
We will also be doing events around Cornwall and the rest of the UK. We also
offer tree camping in tree hammocks for a special experience not only climbing
the tree but sleeping in it too. See prices and tree camping links for further
info. We have various sites where we can climb around Cornwall or if you
have a suitable tree we can come to you.
HOW SAFE IS IT?
We use the safest rope and harness tree climbing system currently known
in the tree climbing world. The system is a modification from the traditional
arborist way of climbing, it was developed in the USA by Tree Climbers
International (TCI). Peter Jenkins founded TCI and indeed recreational
tree climbing in 1983. TCI is now regarded all over the world as the
standard bearer of recreational tree climbing. Since TCI’s founding
and with more than 50 000 climbs worldwide, no TCI supervised recreational
tree climber has ever been seriously injured.
Our main instructor Alan is a TCI certified facilitator, after having
been to Georgia, USA to Genevieve Summer’s tree climbing school ‘Dancing
With Trees’, which is affiliated to TCI, where he was professionally
The Mighty Oak Tree Climbing Co. follows TCI’s standards and
protocols for climbing, by using proper techniques and equipment and
by following safety procedures, the risk involved in being off the
ground is minimized.
We are fully insured for the activities we undertake.
We now have t-shirts and hoodies for sale. T-shirts are £15 and hoodies are £25. Please contact us for more information. More pictures coming soon.