SAVE THE DATE! 18th-19th September Big Canopy Campout Event 2021


  • Passion before fashion: principles of tree climbing by Peter Vergote

    Passion before fashion!  By Peter Vergote The reason for this article goes back more than 10 years, when my mate Jo Van Bouwel and I started as in...
  • A forest is not just a large collection of trees

    As we all know, a forest is not just a large collection of trees. A forest includes myriad other plants, along with fungi, insects, birds and mammals. Everything in a forest has its role, so planting trees without thinking about the ecosystem as a whole will not be effective. Some tree planting projects are more like plantations – so yes, they provide tree cover, but they are essentially monocultures and will never function as an old-growth forest does.
  • Can we really separate outdoor pursuits from nature?

    At BCC, we love the challenging elements of enjoying the outdoors. There’s an undeniable thrill to working out the best route up a new tree or finally arriving at a suitable campsite after hours of slipping and sliding on muddy forest paths. Surely, though, it wouldn’t be the same without the sights, smells and sounds of wildlife on the way? Can we really separate outdoor pursuits from nature? 
  • 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.