The Man Who Climbs Trees
'The wide horizontal branches stretched away from me to curl up like the giant fingers of an enormous cupped hand. I slid back into the centre of its protective palm and waited for my heart to slow. After a while the small herd of Fallow deer I had been following emerged from the trees, carefully picking their way through the churned up leaf litter to pass beneath me in the wake of the ponies. They had been there all along and I was immediately struck that not one of them appeared to have seen or smelt me as I crouched in the arms of the Oak directly above.' This is the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career out of travelling the world, filming wildlife and climbing trees. This book blends James' personal story, a love of nature and his fascination with the majesty of trees to create an engrossing narrative on the power of the natural world and the joy of rising - literally- above the daily grind, into the canopy of the forest.