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Tropical Tree Climbing Adventure (2)
January 31, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Tropical Tree Climbing Adventure (session 2)
• Class Description:
Come climb with highly experienced tree climbers and naturalist guides to explore the forest canopy up close, learn about the environment, have fun and contribute to conservation and research.
Immerse yourself in the tropical forest where the largest part of life takes place in the canopy.
Although you will feel a rush from the heights and from the unique view point of the Rainforest, the heightened enthusiastic experience of Nature is calm!
Treewolf’s retreat includes 2 segments. Although both segments of this one-of-a-kind exploration are unbelievable experiences, you can sign up for one segment and/or both.
GUARIA de OSA ECOLODGE, OSA PENINSULA
where the mega diversity of the rainforest meets the beach; where Guaria’s back yard is an emerald-green Rainforest and her front yard is the warm Pacific Ocean; home of one of the great stands of protected Central American primary tropical Rainforest thriving right up to a pristine Pacific Ocean; known as the most biologically intense place on Earth by National Geographic; also known as the Little Amazon of Costa Rica!
climbing for all levels of experience to view LIFE from trees up high; meeting dolphins, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, bathe in waterfalls, horseback riding, birding, visiting bat caves at night; day trips to Sirena and San Pedro Biological Stations in Corcovado National Park.
Both sessions one-of-a-kind 16 day experience $2700
• Notes or Comments:
On this trip there will be lots of opportunities to learn and have your questions answered. Our Costa Rican guide, Carlos Chavarria is a very knowledgeable naturalist, he has a degree in forestry and is experienced in managing eco-tourism. Jonathon at Guaria is an expert on local natural history with a specialty in medicinal plants. You can expect to learn to identify a limited number of tropical trees, birds and mammals including common bats and the four species of monkeys native to Costa Rica. You will learn some about conservation policies and eco-tourism. The learning is as casual or involved as you desire, for example the presentations at Savegre Lodge will be in the lounge.
There will be lots of tree climbing but also plenty opportunity for other activities and relaxation. This group is for adult responsible climbers of all levels who come together to enjoy nature and share new experiences with friends. You will decide your own activities and level of involvements within some general guidelines subject to the instructions of the guides. The large old forest trees generally have no lower branches, the canopy structure is high. The “first ascent” of the wild trees requires experienced climbers with guides. Beginners can start with guided climbing of “tamer” trees with a lower branch structure. The trip will have a ratio of 4 guests to one climbing guide. Please consult with a guide before the trip regarding your experience, climbing methods and equipment as well as guidelines to follow.
Contribution to Conservation.
We will stay at places that actively work for conservation and research. Savegre Lodge is undertaking forest and habitat restoration and a major focus of the research at Las Cruces is best practices in restoration. Guaria has a successful ongoing turtle conservation project. The amazing large ancient turtles travel extensively through the world’s ocean and return to their beach of origin to lay eggs in the sand. Prior to Jonathon’s arrival and creation of Guaria it was common for people to collect the turtle eggs for human or even pig consumption. Through education and work with the local community and school this practice has been stopped. In addition the local turtle project protects the nest from predation by dogs and releases the newly hatched baby turtles to head for the ocean and begin their epic journeys. Our visit coincides with the turtle season and there is a good chance we can take part in releases.
Beginning tree climbers are welcome. We provide gear and experienced guides (see link below for guide info). Our method of climbing is not strenuous. You will be secure, move at your own pace and can rest any time.
GUARIA de OSA ECOLODGE, OSA PENINSULA
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