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gloria125
Greensboro, AL

May 25, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #5000622

I hope you have inspired everyone to climb a tree! There is nothing like the leafy view from a tree top! And my favorite is the view of the sky from a cherry tree full of ripe cherries.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://admi.net/archive/www.runweb.com/images/contenu/cartographie/run_monde.jpg&imgrefurl=http://admi.net/archive/www.runweb.com/langue/english/default.html&h=313&w=310&sz=12&tbnid=le93QyOPZswJ:&tbnh=117&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dreunion%2Bisland&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=2

I looked up Reunion Island. Its in the Indian Ocean.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5000905

You brought back a childhood memory! And what a beautiful place to live.
Thanks JJ, for the article and Gloria for the link.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 25, 2008
4:02 PM

Post #5000932

Thanks for the link Gloria, I always forget Reunion is not at the center of the world...but just on the side!
Yes indeed a nice and peaceful place
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

May 25, 2008
4:14 PM

Post #5000980

Sounds like paradise, jjacques. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this article. Ive climbed trees, mostly to escape pigs, my brothers, or to pick cherries. But never with the equipment you display here. A whole world, Ive never imagined!

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 25, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #5001557

Of course the equipment is designed for work but can also be used for pleasure, over all it makes it perfectly secure.
How come you had to escape from pigs?
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

May 25, 2008
7:02 PM

Post #5001666

We had a pig, Elmer who thought it was great fun to chase me to the crab apple tree where I could swing up and let myself down on the other side of the fence where he could not enter.

This was a long time ago, but I think I could still scale that crab apple tree.

Don't you have pigs on Reunion??
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2008
3:27 AM

Post #5003549

Great article! A friend / colleague in grad school used similar techniques to collect lichen samples from the upper branches of tall trees... Douglas Firs, I believe. When caught without his rope & 'biners, he could scale a trunk using a short length of rope or even his belt, in the style of telephone linemen. (The short rope goes from one ankle, around the back side of the tree trunk to the other ankle... then he'd sort of leap up, grab the trunk with hands and the edges of his feet and use the rope to help brace his grip as he shimmied up like a monkey. Hey, I thought it was cool, LOL.)

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 26, 2008
3:59 AM

Post #5003689

That's a good one, Elmer the pig! Yes we do have pigs here but they are all well educated in the way of French gentlemen and don't chase girls;))
Oh yes such climbing is used by biologists to collect plants samples or insects or whatever is needed from the canopy. The telephone linemen technique requires good technique, muscles and nerves for sure but pretty coll indeed!
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

May 26, 2008
11:44 AM

Post #5004274

Are you telling me French gentlement don't chase girls?

Really good article, JJacques. It gives me some ideas.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 26, 2008
12:40 PM

Post #5004409

Well, they are clever enough not to chase them up the trees...
Recreational climbing seems like a growing thing in the US, check http://www.treeclimbercoalition.org/ http://www.newtribe.com/ and if you can decipher French http://www.allo-olivier.com/Forums/index.php
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

May 26, 2008
12:56 PM

Post #5004452

user: forrest grimp. ha ha

Thanks for the links.

I don't know why Elmer had so much fun chasing me. He was a big big pig and I didn't ask questions.

I did turn out to be a pretty good runner though!

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