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:

Chance to hear The Man Who Climbs Trees, the fabulous @jraldred, talk @RGS_IBG London on 21st Feb!

Packing kit to head out to film in the Atlas Mountains for #BBC. I lived in #Morocco in the 1990's. Fell in love with the place, its people, wildlife and trees. The Atlas #Cedar is one of the most beautiful trees on the planet in my opinion.

Interested in studying Biology? Come to @BiologyEHU
Amongst other amazing modules, you can learn how to explore forest canopies in our new Canopy Biology module. Jointly run with @canopyaccess @jraldred

Epiphytic cheeseplant growing outside my hotel window here in Latin America. As a kid of the 70s cheeseplants have a fond place in my heart. Most families had one looming like a benign triffid in the corner of the front room. Not the most exciting photo, but I think they're cool.

This ancient chestnut tree is an incredible 1200yrs old. Started life under the reign of King Ecgberht way back in the C9th AD. Spent a wonderful day in its venerable company recording a podcast on trees for @BBCRadio4 producer @elizalomas. Just amazing! #ThatOldChestnut #Ent

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