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Tree Climbing and Rappelling

In mountaineering speak, rappelling is the act or method of descending or moving down a steep incline of rock face by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid-out gradually in the descent.

A beautiful 250-year-old sitka spruce tree in the trees right behind the Cookhouse, is home to a forest canopy viewing platform, built for the resort by the Greenheart Conservation Company of Vancouver, BC.  Resort guests are pullied up to the platform by trained guides, or if strong enough, can synch their own way up. A birds eye view into the rainforest canopy and out over the estuary is the top prize, before rappelling back down to earth. Don’t forget your camera.   

Rapelling Kids
Duration (hours) Distance (km) Distance (miles) Elevation Gain (metres) Elevation Gain (feet) Difficult
A 0 – 3 i 0 – 2 i 0 – 1 1 10 – 200 1 30 – 650 a easy
B 3 – 5 ii 2 – 5 ii 1 – 3 2 200 – 400 2 650 – 1300 b moderate
C 5 – 7 iii 5 – 8 iii 3 – 5 3 400 – 600 3 1300 – 2000 c difficult
D 7 + iv 8 + iv 5 + 4 600 + 4 2000 + d advanced

An individual, group or family activity. Climbing may take an individual from 5 to 15 minutes and a group or family from one to two hours. Tree Climbing is a great activity to combine with rock climbing. Maximum capacity, six people.