| The Tree Climber's Coalition is an effort
to create a non-competitive organization of recreational tree
climbing enthusiasts that will bring together the individuals
and organizations that would like to see recreational tree
climbing receive credibility and accreditation within the outdoor
adventure community and to create a center of communication
for canopy adventurers, researchers and experiential educators.
The Coalition mission is to encourage the relationships
between recreational climbers and climbing organizations
so as to benefit all who participate, while acknowledging
the individual, independent climber as a viable force
within the tree climbing community.
A further goal would be
to provide articles, references, and other resources
that will benefit climbers and inform
them of new ideas, gear, and techniques that exist and
that can be applied to their climbing. Our Canopy Chatter
forum has been created to allow participants to share
ideas and information with each other.
It is not the purpose of the coalition to compete with
existing businesses, clubs, or organizations. Our primary
mission is to facilitate, communicate and assist in gaining
accreditation for a sport that has begun to take off.
It is hoped that those of you who climb in the canopy
will endorse our efforts and participate as regular visitors
to this site.
The Tree Climber Coalition is not a club. There are no officers, no dues, no by-laws and no meetings. It is a forum open to everyone interested in recreational tree climbing. The Tree Climber Coalition does not promote, support, or endorse the politicization of the activity of recreational tree climbing.