TCI Treetop Rescue Program

Rescuing RandyFacilitator students learn how to handle a rescue victim
Rescue training is extremely valuable to climbers who go out with others to adventure in the woods, especially if they are climbing unfamiliar and rarely climbed ("wild") trees. This training is also a necessity if you are helping others go aloft for the first time in a tame tree. TCI's new Treetop Rescue Program offers single-pitch (fixed-line) and multiple-pitch rescue training to meet the needs of any type of climbing situation. Each class can be taken on its own, or both can be taken together back-to-back.

Single Pitch (Fixed Line) Rescue

Students learn how to get a climber out of the tree safely when that climber has enough rope to be brought to the ground. Single pitch rescue is used most often in climbing events when participants are not climbing above their first anchor.

This is the same rescue class that is taught in the TCI Facilitator Program. Students learn how to assess a rescue situation and the victim; the difference between ground and aerial, critical and non-critical rescues; and how to manage an emergency situation when other climbers and/or non-climbers are in the area.

Fixed-line rescue training is also a requirement for being a "Basic Climbing Skills Reviewer" for our "Online" Basic Tree Climbing Course.

Multiple-Pitch Rescue

The multiple-pitch rescue class is offered for advanced climbers who want to be able to rescue others from high in the treetops when the "victim" is above the point at which s/he has enough rope to be brought to the ground. Multi-pitch rescue is dangerous and complex. Students will spend most of the day practicing in a tree. Single-pitch rescue training is a prerequisite.

Tuition: $200 per day for each course.

Location: Taught at the TCI Training Center (at the Guest House)

Prerequisite: BTCC or demonstrated proficiency in basic tree climbing skills

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