The Filmmakers' choice for extreme environments

Vertical Planet is one of the world’s leading providers of Safety, Security, Medical & Risk Management services to the TV and Film industry. Specialising in extreme, remote and hostile environments our technical services are second to none.




We are experts in all areas of jungle filming operations. From dangerous swift water rapids and the forest floor, to the highest branches of the forest canopy. Whether providing safety cover or rigging complex camera dolly systems, Vertical Planet offer invaluable filming and logistical support.



Guiding one or two clients is one thing, operating safely and effectively as a film crew in the mountains is another. Filming in this terrain is an extremely complex and hazardous task with many risks. Vertical Planet ensures your crew and equipment stay safe in the world's highest places.



Filming in the polar regions of our planet is fraught with dangers and risks, from severe cold weather injuries to crevasse fields and glaciers.Vertical Planet can provide you with the leadership and support required when operating in such extreme and hostile environments.



By the very definition of the word, these areas are extremely hostile to operate and film in and require specialist expertise to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your crew. Vertical Planet are experts in desert operations, from the hot-shifting African sands to the Polar bedrock deserts.


About Vertical planet

Vertical Planet is an extreme locations safety company for the TV and film industry, based in Bristol and operating globally.  We provide technical and non technical support from Climbing, Rigging and Dive support through to Expedition logistics, Safety, Medical and Security services.

Vertical planet is the filmmakers' choice for extreme location filming. We provide a multi-disciplined approach ensuring that your film production remains in safe hands, regardless of the extreme, remote or hostile nature of your shoot.  We are industry leaders and have an exemplary safety record with governing body recognition and qualifications for each discipline.  

Many of Vertical Planets operators are multi-skilled and are certified in the following: IRATA Rope Access, Mountain guiding, Caving, Canopy access, Rescue rigging, HSE Commercial Diving and Security. Our operators are experts in working in the following environments: Polar, Jungle, Desert, Maritime and Mountains.  There is no environment which we have not worked or supervised in.

latest news

  • Tue, December 13, 2016

    Vertical Planet provides full technical health and safety services on location in Venezuela for Nutopia/Nat Geo.  Expedition leadership, security, location production and technical rope safety services were provided to film a rock climbing sequence on Angel Falls, the worlds highest waterfall.

  • Tue, December 13, 2016

    Vertical Planet provides Security, Safety and Location services to  North One television, "Our Guy in China".  Aldo Kane deployed with Guy Martin on his Chinese adventure traveling all over the country from city to desert.  Vertical Planet provided on location production services throughout.

  • Mon, October 3, 2016

    Vertical Planet return to one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet, Nyiragongo in the Congo.  Aldo and his team provided all access, logistics, security and technical rigging services whilst inside the volcano, no mean feat when the volcano was errupting the entire time they were filming, Nutopia Films for Nat Geo.

  • Mon, October 3, 2016

    Vertical Planet provided safety, logistics and security services for the BBC in West Papua New Guinea on the latest epic Steve Backshall adventure which sees the team making a first descent of the mighty Balium River.

  • Wed, April 6, 2016

    Aldo Kane returns from record breaking crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Their team crossed from Mainland Europe to Mainland South America, the first time this route has ever been rowed.  They also collected the record for the longest crossing of the Atlantic by distance.

  • Fri, November 20, 2015

    Vertical Planet return from filming recce inside one of South Americas most active and dangerous volcanoes for Discovery Channel

  • Thu, August 27, 2015

    Vertical Planet currently on location providing Safety & Security services for new Channel 4 Adventure show.

  • Wed, June 10, 2015

    Steve Backshall and Vertical Planets Aldo Kane have just returned from an epic adventure in Venezuela for the BBCs new expedition series.

  • Wed, June 10, 2015

    Vertical Planet return from the Amazon in support of Ed Stafford and Keo Films latest extreme production.

  • Thu, May 7, 2015

    Vertical Planet are providing Climbing, Caving and Swift Water Rescue supervision in South America for Steve Backshalls next action adventure.

  • Thu, May 7, 2015

    Captain Kidds lost treasure has been discovered in Madagascar. Vertical Planet provided both Topside and Underwater Safety supervision whilst on location.

  • Wed, March 11, 2015

    On location on Isle Sante Marie, Madagascar providing Diving, Climbing and Caving Safety supervision for a History Channel documentary

  • Tue, February 3, 2015

    Vertical Planet working with Unseen Enemy Film Producing & Safety/Security throughout the West African Ebola Outbreak.

  • Thu, August 14, 2014

    Vertical Planet provide IRATA Rope Access safety supervision for ICON Films, UKs Tallest Tree and Portaledge shoot.

  • Sun, June 8, 2014

    Vertical Planet continue to provide Stunt Rigging on the new Avengers movie and preparing for another trip to the Congo.

  • Fri, April 25, 2014

    Vertical Planet have just returned from Gomantong Cave in Borneo where they provided IRATA Rope Access Supervision for the New BBC Natural Wonders series.

  • Thu, April 3, 2014

    Vertical Planet provide IRATA safety cover for ICONFilms and the One Show at Britains tallest free standing structure.

  • Thu, February 27, 2014

    Vertical Planet provide Security & Safety for American Production in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Tue, December 31, 2013

    Vertical Planet Provides IRATA Supervision to Ron Howards new film, "In The Heart Of the Sea"

  • Tue, December 31, 2013

    Aldo Kane, Director of Vertical Planet co-presents 5th Gear "Special Forces Driving" sequence with Vicki Butler Henderson for Discovery.

  • Tue, December 31, 2013

    Vertical Planet provide Rope Safety Supervision for BBC Countryfile camera team at Symonds Yat.  

  • Tue, December 31, 2013

    Vertical Planet provide expedition leadership and IRATA Rope Supervision for the BBC documentary "How to Build A Planet".