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:

My son testing the crossbow I'll be using to shoot lines up into trees in the #Amazon #jungle this month. I'll be filming in the flooded forest #canopy, so have to rig climbing ropes from a boat rather than the ground. A logistical challenge! #BBC #NaturalHistoryUnit #Primates

A few shots from the advanced #CanopyAccess course we ran at #Stourhead last week. An intense but fun week of ropes, vector forces, tree assessment and high level canopy traverses. Thanks again to all who joined us, and to @alanstourhead @nationaltrust for hosting! #treeclimbing


Day 2 of our #ACAP advanced #canopyaccess tree climbing course here at #Stourhead. Waldo ‘Wolverine’ Etherington at the helm for some rope tech theory. Be afraid...! 😂 @ontreething @alanstourhead @nationaltrust


#Stourhead looking stunning in mist. Been an amazing week training people to climb trees here. World class location. Our #canopyaccess students couldn't ask for a better start to their tree climbing careers! Sincere thanks as always to @alanstourhead @nationaltrust for hosting us

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oxford botanic gardens
National Geographic
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