Tree Climbing Adventures

Winnipeg, Manitoba

EXPLORING NATURE, ONE TREE AT A TIME…


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LOVE TREES? SO DO WE

Recreational Tree Climbing uses specialize tree climbing gear, ropes and knot systems that harness you to the tree top and allows you to climb to the highest branches.

Tree Climbing gets you up into the canopy and connects you to the Spirit of Nature. Sit in the branches high above the city and feel the wind whistle through the branches. Relax in a hammock over 30ft in the air and feel how nature can shift your mood and release any stress you’ve been carrying.

Join Chris Barkman, a professional Arborist & Tree climbing facilitator, as he leads you into the canopy and shows you some of the most amazing trees in and around Winnipeg. Rooted deep in the soil of Winnipeg are Elms, Oaks, Cottonwoods, Pine and many other magnificent trees.

Now you can climb your favorite trees and find out for yourself, how tree climbing can change your perspective.


2016 TREE CLIMBING SEASON

 

INTRO CLIMBS
Although catered for kids, these climbs are a nice introduction to Recreational Tree Climbing for adults too.
Enjoy an hour of instruction and climbing up a medium sized Oak tree along the scenic Red River.
$40/ climber
(minimum age of 7)

Thursday July 21
1:30 – 1 spot available
3:00 – 4 spots available

Thursday August 11
4:00 – 6 spots available
5:30 – 6 spots available
7:00 = 6 spots available

 

GROUP CLIMBS
Take your Tree Climbing experience to the next level.  Explore the spiraling canopy of a towering Elm during your 90 minutes of instruction and climbing.
(We require a minimum of 4 participants to book a climb.  To book groups of 9 or more please email us directly
$60/ climber
(minimum age of 7)

Friday July 15
1:00 PM

Saturday August 6
12:00 PM
2:00 PM

(*If you don’t see a date that works for your group contact us to enquire about another time.)

 

TREETIME MEDITATIONS
Connect with yourself while connecting with nature.  These unique guided climbs bring you into the treetops to experience “tree time”.  Whether already an avid meditator or just beginning these climbs are meant to assist you in opening your heart and your mind to the splendor of life.

Currently no tree time climbs are scheduled.  Check back for updates as we frequently plan these unique climbs throughout the season.

(If you are part of a meditation group and want to explore the treetops together email us directly to arrange a private climb!)


 

TRAVEL ROOTS guides will hosts several TREE CLIMBING EVENTS & EXCURSION periodically throughout the year. Stay tuned for dates and location.

 

MORE EVENTS COMING SOON

INTRO CLIMBS
Although catered for kids, these climbs are a nice introduction to Recreational Tree Climbing for adults too.
Enjoy an hour of instruction and climbing up a medium sized Oak tree along the scenic Red River.
$40/ climber
(minimum age of 7)

​Thursday July 21
1:30 - 1 spot available
3:00 - 4 spots available

Thursday August 11
4:00 - 6 spots available
5:30 - 6 spots available
​7:00 = 6 spots available

GROUP CLIMBS
Take your Tree Climbing experience to the next level. Explore the spiraling canopy of a towering Elm during your 90 minutes of instruction and climbing.
(We require a minimum of 4 participants to book a climb. To book groups of 9 or more please email us directly.)
$60/ climber
(minimum age of 7)

Friday July 15
1:00 PM

Saturday August 6
12:00 PM
​2:00 PM

(*If you don't see a date that works for your group contact us to enquire about another time.)

TREETIME MEDITATIONS
Connect with yourself while connecting with nature. These unique guided climbs bring you into the treetops to experience "tree time". Whether already an avid meditator or just beginning these climbs are meant to assist you in opening your heart and your mind to the splendor of life.

Currently no tree time climbs are scheduled. Check back for updates as we frequently plan these unique climbs throughout the season.

(If you are part of a meditation group and want to explore the treetops together email us directly to arrange a private climb!)

Trees locations will be confirmed as we organize climbing events

INTRO CLIMBS
Crescent Drive Park

ADVENTURE CLIMB
St.Vital Park

SPECIAL EVENTS
-tree will specified

RECREATIONAL TREE CLIMBING is a certified activity that uses technical climbing gear such as a harness and ropes to get into the tree top.

CLIMBING TECHNIQUE: Doubled rope
A climbing rope is draped over a branch near the top of an ISA inspected tree. The end of one rope is tied to the other end using a modified Blake’s hitch which allows the climber to ascend and descend. The climber uses a foot loop and a series of modified knots to ascend the rope and access the canopy. Climbers can pause and enjoy the view as they climb, giving them ample opportunity to enjoy the view and feel the different sensations of climbing vertically into the treetops.

TREE CLIMBING FACILITATOR
Chris Barkman - ISA CERTIFIED, TREE CLIMBING FACILITATION CERTIFICATE from TCI
Having a passion for Trees since he was a little kid. Since he first began climbing them around Landmark as a kid, Chris has been studying trees for over 20 years. He's continued his tree work as an ISA trained Arborist and received his tree climbing facilitation certification 4 years ago with Tree Climbers International.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TREE CLIMBING

· Get the chance to learn about the various types of tree's that grow in Manitoba.
· Learn from an expert about the complex structure of bark, leaves and branches of the trees you climb.
· Learn about the symbiotic relationship insects, birds and small critters have with the various trees.
· Challenge yourself to new heights.
· Find out how high you can climb and build confidence.
· Afraid of heights? No problem, tree climbing is a safe and adventurous way to overcome any fears you might have of heights.
· Re-connect with Nature through Trees and gain the benefits of spending time outdoors.
· Tree climbing helps reduce stress and has a positive effect on the mind and body.
· View the various articles and videos regarding "tree time" to find more about how spending time in trees is beneficial for your health. http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/resources/benefits_trees.pdf
· View Winnipeg from the Canopy and experience the sensations of a higher perspective.
· Feel the wind blowing through the leaves and experience the branches move with the wind.
· View the birds, squirrels and other small creatures that live in the treetops.
· Tree climbing is good exercise. Not only is Tree climbing fun but it is also a great work out for your arms, legs and core.

Want to host your own Tree climbing Event?

Tree climbing is a great addition to any:
-Kids party
-Youth group event,
-Family gathering,
-neighbourhood BBQ
-Bachelor/Bachelorette Party,
-Corporate Wellness event
-Fundraiser event

Please contact for more information.

Any groups larger than 6 take turns sharing the ropes and exploring the tree.

Included: Gear and facilitator
*We are able to take kids 3 years and up but will require specific details on weight etc. Extra cost will apply.

Contact Winnipeg’s Recreational Tree Climbing Expert

CHRISTOPHER BARKMAN

(204) 781- 3199

email: ChrisinWinnipeg@gmail.com

 

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