Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Redwoods Tree Climbing

Redwoods Tree Climbing

Join Cornell Tree Climbing Institute staff for the experience of a lifetime - climbing some of the largest trees on the planet! During senior week we will travel to the western slope of the High Seirra mountains of California.We'll spend the week assisting the UC Berkeley Department of Forest Ecology with Giant Sequoia restoration and ecology research. You will learn the basics of roped tree climbing, including ascending, moving around in the canopy, rappelling - even moving from tree to tree without returning to the ground. We will stay in a rustic mountain house with electricty, running water, and hot showers. All gear, instruction, food and lodging, and on-ground transportation is included in the course fee. After receiving CONFIRMATION that the course will run, students should book flights to arrive at the Fresno airport on the morning of May 26th and depart the same on the afternoon of June 2nd. For more information contact Mark Holton at or 607-254-2798.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Mon Apr 14 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Mon Apr 21 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Tue May 27 - Tue Jun 3 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm Class

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: None.
Course Fee:
$1,125.00 (students)
$1,230.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$1,400.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1659 (ID #9893)
Course Coordinator
Mark Holton
(607) 254-2798

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed: