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  • Sunday summary of events 2020

    At the time of writing, we have raised over $7500 AUD to support Bob Brown Foundation’s crucial campaigns and activism work, and we are hugely grateful to everyone who’s now climbing on the limited edition DMM gear that enabled us to raise these funds. We are also blown away by the sheer number of campouts registered this year – it’s the most we’ve ever had and we all feel very moved by your messages, photos and videos. In one of the most challenging years most of us have ever experienced, seeing everyone come together for our precious, irreplaceable forest habitats is a true balm for the soul. 
  • Bob brown Foundation Media Release: Global Canopy Campout to aid Australia’s largest temperate rainforest in takayna / Tarkine

    This year’s global Big Canopy Campout event in October is destined to be one of the most significant aerial camping events in the history of forest defence.  

    This time around, the international stage will be showcasing and raising funds for the last largest remaining tract of cool temperate rainforest in the world, Tasmania’s takayna/Tarkine.  

    To build on the significance of this event, the campout will be held in areas of still threatened rainforest. Industrial logging operations at the crux of an environmental, climate emergency, when species extinction is driven by habitat loss and the lungs of the earth are being systematically shredded for woodchips, it is insanity. And we want the world to know. 

  • Going Home by Paul Pritchard

    Being amongst the trees has a powerful effect on people. Going to the forest is like going home for us - a long distant memory that we can’t quite put our fingers on. We came down from the trees well over a million years ago but the feeling of being in the canopy lingers still in our genetic memory.
  • How the Hitch Climber Eccentric came to be.

    To celebrate the world of tree climbers, their professions and the evolution of climbing systems, we have 250 limited edition Hitch Climber Eccentric's in the bespoke Big Canopy Campout colours up for grabs.

    Read the story below about how this product came to be and what it now offers the tree climbing world.

  • Mount Bertha unexplored

    This year we have partnered with the Bob Brown Foundation in their fight to end illegal logging on our beautiful forests.
    This week we received a blog detailing a day in the life of Erik Hayward, Tarkine Campaign Assistant at Bob Brown Foundation.
  • BIG CANOPY CAMPOUT BLOG - COMING SOON!