A man in neon scales a record-sized Sitka spruce as the sun peaks out from behind the branches as they sprawl every which way.

Global News: Get a bird’s-eye view from one of Vancouver Island’s tallest trees

The Ancient Forest Alliance team scaled a massive 71-metre (223-foot) tall Sitka spruce in the Carmanah Valley on southwestern Vancouver Island.

Conservationists locate and climb the largest Sitka spruce tree in BC’s famed Carmanah Valley

Spectacular drone footage and photos reveal climbers more than 20 stories in the air in the “hydra-like” canopy of an old-growth Sitka spruce, highlighting the incredible grandeur of old-growth forests in British Columbia during Earth Week.