Training rangers in Zimbabwe

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…

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On the road again

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!

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Wooden Hand workshop in Japan

Attendees at the Wooden Hand tree climbing workshop

Training at a workshop in Japan, organised by Paul Poynter of The Wooden Hand.  What an awesome event…

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