As the Global Organization of Tree Climbers puts it: Recreational Tree Climbing uses ropes, saddles, and techniques proven safe for both climber and tree, to ascend into the crowns of trees and the canopies of forests for recreation, exploration, exhilaration, education, research, exercise, and fun!

There are many benefits to Recreational Tree Climbing.  It can be a great workout but isn't as physically demanding as it may look. 

Ascending into the canopy of a tree allows you to connect with nature in a different way to see the world around you from a unique perspective.  

Being in a tree is a relaxing, peaceful experience.  The sway of the branches and sound of the breeze through the canopy gives a multi-sensory experience and provides moments away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.