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Greetings from Bainbridge Island, WA. Close to the Cascades Mountains, Mount Rainier, Olympic National Park and one of a handful of the world's largest rain-forests. As a recreational tree climber, I climb for the sheer joy of being close to nature. Having done a week in the redwoods with a team from Cornell University's - Cornell Tree Climbing Institute, my initial instruction culminated with an ascent of close to 300', into a Giant Sequoia. I have since become a fully equipped, recreational tree climber.
A couple of things I should mention are that I wrote "A Week in the Trees: Climbing Redwoods". I'm also the admin for a community page on Facebook, known as "TreeHab".
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -- Robert Louis Stevenson
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TCI follows and advocates for ethics and practices which show our love for the natural world and the plants and animals which inhabit it. These include "Leave No Trace" principles, responsible and considerate use of public areas, and care of the trees we climb.