Teaching Others

Dunwoody climbHere's James, aka "TreeFrog," helping a youngster climb
at the Dunwoody Nature Center in Atlanta.
TCI's curriculum for people who want to put beginners on rope or teach others to climb is extensive. While we are no longer teaching these courses, we can recommend students to other schools around the country where you can learn all these skills.

Some people want to host group events, such as birthday parties or school outings. The tree climbing "facilitator" runs beginners' events. This person sets up the tree with several ropes, shows participants how to use the climbing system, and ensures the safety of all climbers. These two- or three-hour events are a fun way to introduce people to tree climbing.

Read more: The TCI Facilitator Program

Other people are more interested in teaching new people to climb on their own. The "instructor" teaches a basic tree climbing class in which people learn to identify safe climbing trees, set up ropes, ascend, descend, use gear, etc., and then gets to see people transform as they become safe and confident tree climbers. Being a tree climbing instructor is very rewarding.

Read more: The TCI Instructor Program

Finally, some people want to know how to rescue other climbers from the treetops if necessary. This skill makes them feel safer and more confident if they are leading others on a climbing adventure. In our Treetop Rescue Program, students learn how to get climbers out of a tree quickly and safely, no matter what the situation or condition of the "victim."