In January 2013 Cornell Tree Climbing once again offered a ten day expedition-style course in Tres Piedras del Baru in Costa Rica. In addition to learning technical tropical tree climbing skills, the nine students shared in the daily lives and the culture of a rural agricultural village.

The Cornell Tree Climbing Institute (CTCI) promotes safe and environmentally responsible tree climbing techniques for recreation, education, and research. Tree climbing courses for all ages and experience levels are offered both locally and internationally.