Randy Lee, Professional Freelance Tree Surgeon
Hi, I’m Randy Lee professional freelance tree surgeon. My father owned a second generation rigging company. When I was about 8 years old he would tie a rope to me and pull me up into trees. I’m not saying it was a good idea but I did learn something about dealing with fear. I spent most of my childhood being scared to death but I knew all my knots by the age of 10.
At the age of 23 I realized that the family rigging business was not enough to satisfy my passion for climbing so I set out to learn the tree business. Finding the right people to teach me the skills I would need was extremely difficult and dangerous. About 7 painful years later I started my own tree business. I ran that business for about 17 years and then sold it so I could focus only on climbing.
Now I love to climb more than ever.
I think that my longevity can be attributed partly to staying focused on safety, being super analytical and working efficiently.
I’ve also spent 25 years as a professional Ski/Snowboard instructor.