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:

What a great week we’re having up in the trees with @BiologyEHU. A real pleasure to teach such an interesting and interested group of students. Bring on the last few days of the course...👍 #CanopyAccess https://t.co/5lyDLfhicR

A rather damp start to our @canopyaccess tree climbing course at @ntstourhead this morning. Still beautiful though. Autumn has arrived... #WetterThanAnOttersPocket #stourhead #NationalTrust #TreeClimbing #CanopyFun #CanopyAccess #Arborist #Arboriculture #Forestry #Training

#CanopyAccess tree climber and safety rigger James Hindle on location with the fantastic @SteveBackshall in #Borneo last week. Tune in to #BBC #Deadly60 to see what they got up to in the tree tops! Nice one guys 👍😎🌳

"Sure it was demanding, wouldn't want it any other way" This is me 25m up a tree on an ace hi-tech course run by @canopyaccess in amazing trees @ntstourhead. Blog at https://t.co/XsksuCS6bO

#treeclimbing #rescuerigging #outdooroffice #outdoorinstructor #treeadventures

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