After a year in Darwin, and months on the road, into trees is now based in Tasmania. We have moved into Mountain River, half an hour outside of Hobart… which feels a very long way from the tropics. Looking out the window at snow on the mountains around us this morning.
A few things that may seem out of place to tree climbers in that photo… and not just the lack of PPE.
into trees has just returned from Zimbabwe, where we were providing tree climbing training to rangers in the Savé Valley Conservancy. In low country covered in dense, thorny scrub, the huge baobabs which tower over the landscape make natural lookout points, as well as a safe place to sleep when watching over waterholes.
It was an incredible trip, with Alex and Angela Witt from Stihl Shop Osborne Park, who donated all of the climbing equipment for the rangers. We stayed with Bryce and Lara Clemence from Advanced Tracking Specialists, who are running one of the most successful rhino protection programs in Africa.
More to follow on this trip…
into trees is now in Perth, after two months on the road through the Kimberleys, down from Darwin. It’s nice to be out of the tropics… although Perth is colder than expected!