- Tree climbing.
Okay if ya insist! I stuck to just tree climbs as well.
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I’ve climbed the Gloucester Tree in WA. Photo to proove it isn’t online unfortunatly.
Its a helluva long way up (72m) to have no safety harness, only metal spikes in the tree trunk to climb up and no regulations on how many people can go up and down at any one time. Gets a bit hairy passing people going the other way.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
When I was about 13 there were a couple of massive cedars at my school. We discovered that pupils in previous years must have climbed the trunk of one by cutting holds up the back in the thick wrinkly bark. We could get about 50′ up to a good resting place, my pals and I used to go up there and watch the staff and pupils going about their daily routine below us. There was a particular thrill in spying on them while knowing we would get into deep poo if caught.Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
My lad was fairly keen on climbing the trees at the end of our road. Then one day he came home in a bit of a mess. Then I took him to A&E who put most of him back together in some sort of order. He don’t climb trees no more.
Daughter is now of an age when the trees down the end of the road are quite tempting…Posted 4 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
I have something of a reputation for tequila-fuelled tree climbing at work parties. Also managed to pull down a large section of antique oak panelling while attempting a late night upside down traverse of an arched doorway at a country house hotel on a work ‘strategy day’. 😳Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
I quite often scale the conker trees to give them a shake at conker time. As a misguided youth I did a whopper of a tree by a local pool one afternoon. It drew quite a crowd but unfortunately the local plod were none too impressed. 😕Posted 4 years ago
It’s the big one, sticking up in the middle of this pic.nedrapierSubscriber
Great thread, Matt! Close to my heart.
Loved that film d45yth, struck a chord with me, rock climbing, and tree climbing. And that he loves the beech especially. Me too. Realising now that my most enjoyable climbs have all been beeches. Got together with my wife in a hammock strung in a beech, too!
The biggest I’ve climbed was a copper beech at a big old house in Yeovil. Stands not far from where this picture was taken:
can’t remember whether this was from the bottom or a little way up:
Some proper scary moments on the way up, some gaps I could only bridge by standing on one bough and falling, arms outstretched, to catch the next. While wondering how I might get down! Had to stop and pull myself together on a couple of occasions.
Views were good though!
And I didn’t die, so ticks in all the boxes. 😀Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
I’ve climbed the Gloucester Tree
Ye gods, I’ve got to do that.
My biggest scar is due to tree climbing as a kid. I’ve a hefty gouge out of my leg from where the branch I was standing on snapped; what was left scooped a lump out on my way past. I was about three foot off the ground at the time. Two inches to the left and I’d have been a little girl.
Er, so maybe not the GT then. (-:Posted 4 years ago
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