The home of all things arboreal



Our unique canopy access courses bridge the gap between industrial and forestry training


Filming at height in rainforests has been our core speciality for 20 years


Clients include BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Disney


Visit the rainforest canopy with us in partnership with OPERATION WALLACEA

Our background

CAL was set up in the nineties to provide technical rigging solutions for the Wildlife TV industry and has been providing rope access, training and consultancy on a full time basis ever since.

We regularly operate in extremely remote forest locations throughout the tropic and temperate regions. From the Amazon and Congo to the towering forests of Asia and beyond.

Twenty years of providing safety at height for working in these extremely challenging and dynamic environments has earned CAL unparalleled experience in this specialist field. We confidently offer a variety of associated services: Rope Training, Canopy Filming, Scientific Research Support and Canopy Construction to name a few.

We hold full combined world-wide insurance for working on ropes in any environment and adhere strictly to UK Health and Safety Executive criteria wherever we operate. All of our staff hold extensive UK HSE accredited qualifications for working at height and we provide full risk assessments/method statements as a matter of routine.

So whether you are planning to work in Britain or Papua New Guinea you can rest assured that you are in very safe hands indeed.

Here are some of the many organisations we are proud to have worked with over the years:

Hugely looking forward to filming with Sir David Attenborough over the next fortnight. This photo was taken 18 yrs ago during his BBC 'Life of Mammals' project. David is such a positive inspiration for us all. Especially now. The planet needs our care & attention more than ever.

Really looking forward to visiting @batkesp at #EdgeHillUniversity today to give a talk on filming wildlife in the rainforest canopy. Just got to deal with the M6 first 😂 https://twitter.com/batkesp/status/1198648911130439680

It was a pleasure to join @raptor_jimmi & everyone at the #NERFxonference in Chester yesterday. So many fascinating talks & great to meet so many like-minded raptor enthusiasts, field researchers and scientists. Raptors in the UK need our help, support and protection! #RaptorAid https://twitter.com/Penrhynbirder/status/1198290158250057734

So good to be rigging a canopy filming platform here in the UK for once. Just home from 5 weeks in a tropical forest and a bit of English Autumn colour goes a long way!

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oxford botanic gardens
National Geographic
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