This is for those who like to venture off the beaten path. We will leave established climbing groves and strike off to the unknown backcountry to access wild trees of wild lands (swamps, upland forest and other ecosystems). This will allow climbers excellent opportunities to expand their wilderness experience and give naturalist access to the arboreal canopy for exploration and research.
One of our wilderness excursions involves traveling by motorboat down the Altamaha River (near Savannah, Georgia), camping on the bank of the river on Lewis Island and hiking through marshy land to access the tall cypress trees. What you see is what you get; you don't know what your ascent will encounter, or the obstacles you may encounter along the way.
We also have excursions into the forests of the north Georgia mountains. All gear must be carried in and carried out.
Participants need to be in good physical condition and able to carry 40 or more pounds of climbing gear. A backpacking pack is highly recommended.
Prior tree climbing experience is recommended but not required.
If you don't see this listed on the calendar of events, please contact us and we can arrange a date.