The world's best selling tree climbing pocket reference book and training manual. Covers tree climbing techniques, equipment selection (and use), and provides instruction on basic methods of entering a tree. The Tree Climber's Companion is an excellent guide for beginners or a great refresher for old-timers. Over 200 illustrations with plenty of expanded information and several detailed explanations relating to climbers "tools of the trade". Written by Jeff Jepson and illustrated by Bryan Kotwica. The Tree Climber's Companion was first published in 1997 and has sold over 100,000 copies.