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Old 23 September 2010, 06:57   #1
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Tree Climbing on the Isle of Wight

Just thought I'd give a quick plug for GoodLeaf Tree Climbing Adventures on the Isle of Wight where the kids and I had a great morning last month. The attention to detail was brilliant, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something a bit different to do on the island.

Their secret location happens to be not so far from the Folly Inn, so it could make an excellent activity for a corporate day combined with a RIB trip and lunch.
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Old 23 September 2010, 13:00   #2
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Just reading their website:

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We start with a full health & safety briefing and risk assessment. Once the paperwork is done, you are fitted with a comfy harness and a hard hat.
When I was a kid, the risks we used to take, climbing trees in the back field.....


I liked this bit though:

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We can accommodate hen & stag groups
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Hemets? Harnesses? Waivers? Lawyers have certainly sucked all the fun out of being a kid!
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It's in a slightly different league to any tree climbing I did as a kid. It's roped access in a tree rather than scrambling up some branches.

The "risk assessment" part of the briefing was handled really well. It was disguised as a bit of a chat, but was actually very thorough. A really good example of how to do things sensibly, without going clipboard-crazy.
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Hi John
Just to say thanks for the mention - tree climbing & lunch at The Folly would make a great day out! We're glad you enjoyed tree climbing with us, we try very hard to disguise the risk assessment etc, sounds like we're doing ok! Hope to see you and other Ribnetters another time...
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