Equipment for Tropical Rainforest climbing?

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6 years 11 months ago #136238 by rrsuro
Hello,

I'm a recent grad who is volunterring at a research station in west borneo. I'm going to be doing some tree climbing for a research project. While I have experience rock climbing, it'll be my first time in the trees. I need to buy the equipment I need, but I'm on a budget. Can you suggest what I need to buy? I'm looking for dependable brands, but more on the budget side of thing - any recommended models for ascenders/ropes/harnesses? I'll probably be using SRT, because the trees I'm planning to climb can get pretty high. Also, I need tips for what equipment I need for rope placement. I was suggested a compound bow, but I don't know much more information. Any help?

Thanks!

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6 years 11 months ago #136239 by moss

rrsuro wrote: Hello,

I'm a recent grad who is volunterring at a research station in west borneo. I'm going to be doing some tree climbing for a research project. While I have experience rock climbing, it'll be my first time in the trees. I need to buy the equipment I need, but I'm on a budget. Can you suggest what I need to buy? I'm looking for dependable brands, but more on the budget side of thing - any recommended models for ascenders/ropes/harnesses? I'll probably be using SRT, because the trees I'm planning to climb can get pretty high. Also, I need tips for what equipment I need for rope placement. I was suggested a compound bow, but I don't know much more information. Any help?

Thanks!



Where are you located? Would be very helpful if you could do some climbs with a tree climber in your area to get an understanding of basic tree climbing technique and safety protocols, what you're asking sounds simple but it's not.
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6 years 11 months ago #136240 by rrsuro
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Thanks for the reply moss. I'm in Gunung Palung National Park, in West Kalimantan. We're based out of a town called ketapang.

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