How to climb trees

Child climbing a tree in Bodnant Garden, Conwy, Wales

Have you ever climbed a 50 metre-high tree? Our tree climbing elite ranger Tree Man has, and he's here to show you how to become an expert like him. Check out his video tips.

Climb a tree is the number 1 adventure on our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, so if you're doing them in order then it'll be the first one you do.
 
Good trees for climbing have broad trunks - ones that are thinner than your legs will probably be too little for proper climbing and won't be as much fun!
 
In the video below, you can get some great tree-climbing tips from Tree Man and soon you'll be climbing trees like a pro, as well as ticking the first activity off your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenge.
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How to climb trees

The great outdoors is full of amazing thing to do - try number 1 on our list - climb a tree.