Calling all Australians'

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14 years 5 months ago - 14 years 5 months ago #129740 by aussietreeclimber
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Hey Guys,
Finally got some time to read up on the postings. Since around 2005 when "Ziontree" and "bennysheehan" informed us of their Queensland residence I was wondering if any other australian climbers had joined the message board (such as myself)
I live in NSW about an hour from Sydney city in a little suburb, Galston.
One other Question, Do TCI have any conections to classes or such here?

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14 years 5 months ago - 14 years 5 months ago #129741 by oldtimer
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Have you posted in the Tree World web site?
http://www.treeworld.info/
This is a new site operated by Eric Frey (Ekka) in NSW. The site is a great source of info and conections for all the professionals, amateurs, recreational climbers and even homeowners can ask questions there. The site is free to join and his information is timely, clean, friendly and very educational. Nice climbing and safety videos too! Great location for all climbers.

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14 years 5 months ago - 14 years 5 months ago #129757 by aussietreeclimber
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Thanks for the info. Seams like a good site.
Matt

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14 years 4 weeks ago #130575 by ziontree
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Hi Aussie
re TCI stuff- in 06 I did all of Tengu's classes in Oregon. I am currently very close to facilitating guided climbs here in brisbane. Having delays with permission to use land.
Starting a site/blog for rec climbing is Aus its treeclimbers.com.au still under construction.
One of my aims is to have a climber finder type forum for aussie climbers.
I know of a few other qld rec climbers that dont post.
One work mate said \"rec climbing? is that thing you do where you're not getting paid?\"

Cheers

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14 years 3 weeks ago #130585 by wildhare
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Ohhhh...dont EVEN tempt me with a 'road trip\" like THAT!!!!

Becki (from Kansas!) ha!

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13 years 3 weeks ago #132030 by caldera
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hey hey !

i'm looking to learn tree climbing in North QLD, australia..

it doesn't seem to exist up this way, but maybe i haven't found that special group of people just yet.

am i better of just doing an arborist type course @ TAFE ?

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13 years 3 weeks ago - 13 years 3 weeks ago #132037 by oldtimer
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Caldera, Welcome to the site
Get in touch with Erik (EKKA) at TreeWorld.com in Brisbane and he can point you some directions to get some proper training. Their site is mostly targeted to Arborist work but they can point you in the right direction in your area. B)
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13 years 3 weeks ago #132045 by caldera
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thanks 'oldtimer-youngheart'

I've made contact with a crew in brizzy, and they've just given me a lead up north .. lets hope this equates to me learning how to climb trees soon enough.

I know there are heaps of people into tree climbing down south, especially in the activist circles...

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11 years 8 months ago #134412 by monkey
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tafe is very good... but if your only interested in rec climbing its prob not ideal for you as you will have to sit through alot of other non climb related stuff...

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11 years 8 months ago #134413 by monkey
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im an the Southern Highlnds of new south wales about an hour from Sydney, lots of beutiful trees here to climb... found this site looking for ways to clean my ropes without rope wash products as i had run out and needed them clean for work...site seems pretty good so far and has put me on the mission to find some more...hopefully more work related but... i am pretty lucky and see my work as rec so it dosnt much matter...

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11 years 8 months ago #134416 by oldtimer
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I took a trek to the Blue Mountains area close to Sydney last year and there are definitely nice climbable trees there!
If you want to learn by yourself and are not able to connect to a local Arborist or Climbing School down-under I suggest to order the Tree Climbers Companion by Jeff Jepson and the Basic Tree Climbing Video from Peter Jenkins at TCI forthe Double Rope Technique and read it several times specially the parts about Tree Selection and Safety and get yourself some gear from a Reputable supplier Down under or here in the the US. You will be hooked on Tree Climbing safely in not time at all.
Just be careful, take it low and slow and double check everything twice. It will take a bit longer to figure it all out but it is not impossible to do. ( I did it myself eight years ago and I love it ever since.) :laugh:

If you need more info on gear selection, sources in AZ and opportunities to meet other climbers, EKKA at TreeWorld.com is a good Source in Brisbane.
Take Care and Good Luck

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11 years 8 months ago #134420 by Koala
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hi there Monkey and ozz reccies I am in the lismore area northern NSW there are a couple of us climbing together and keen to link up with more or perhaps organise an event..... LOve those trees

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11 years 8 months ago #134421 by monkey
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hi theedarts... would absolutly luv to have an event or even just hook up with sum ppl to run through sum trees with... as long as its not through the week or on weekends... lol... at the moment my brain and body are beyond fatigue. i think im gunna have some time off to regroup b4 i do sumthin silly. for the last 3-4 weeks ive been running up 3-6 trees a day 5-6 days a week... ps soz for the little *bitching sesh*... no one else seems to understand, any one here got any good diet/ fitness training tips...

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11 years 8 months ago #134423 by peter
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G'day Simon,
Where does threedarts come from. I've heard of two dogs - but threedarts?????? I just checked out the section on lanyards you were talking about
Cheers

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11 years 8 months ago #134424 by peter
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G'day Simon, Where does the three darts come from. Anything like two dogs?
I just checked out the section on lanyards - Cheers

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