Climbing Redwood Giants on National Geographic Channel

Climbing Redwood Giants on National Geographic Channel

Over three hundred feet above northern California are the canopies of the redwoods, the world’s tallest trees. Humboldt State University’s Steve Sillett, the first researcher to explore the redwood canopy, is obsessed with monster redwoods. Just when Sillett thinks he has climbed and measured an unbeatably tall tree, another one turns up in a hidden valley and breaks the record. As Sillett investigates redwoods up in their towering crowns, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay is charting the entire redwood range on the ground, step by step, on an epic year-long journey. Today, ninety-five percent of the original 2 million acres of coast redwood have been logged. Explorer discovers the past and future of these remarkable trees.

Climbing Redwood Giants will be on National Geographic Channel Tuesday, September 29 at 10P et/pt. National Geographic Magazine recently published a series on Redwoods. Check out their groundbreaking photos, a behind-the-scenes video and interactive map.