De' Island Buzzer
That was absolutely amazing....what a fantastic epic adventure...impressive and solo to boot..big up bro...one day maybe...who knows
Love the Phantom footage, nice!!!I just got back from a truly amazing trip. Last month my wife and I visited Sequoia National Park. It was incredible just being around these giants. I decided then and there that I would find a way to climb one. I did a lot of research and found a grove in the Sierra National Forest. About a month later we flew back out and I had the amazing experience of climbing a huge Sequoia while my beautiful wife filmed with a phantom 4. Please check out my video.
Thanks for watching.
If your wife didn't join you how much did she enjoy/hate waiting for you on the ground while you climbed a 300 foot tree??? Haha.So... My climb was solo. This is certainly not ideal, but I was fine with it. I brought 2 200ft ropes, and a 10 meter ce lanyard. I brought the second rope more as a "just in case" line, I never actually used it. If I were climbing in a group I would have left the first single line in place (at about 90 feet) and set the other line at the top of the tree and hung it down to the first line creating a srt ascent path to the top. Even more ideally, another climber would set the lines and I would just cruise up with a hammock and a backpack full of lunch!
I was able to hit the limb I wanted on the second try with the big shot. A crossbow would have necessary if the target limb were any higher. I could shoot higher with a lighter bag but I needed a 12 oz bag to be able to overcome the branch friction and come back down.
If your wife didn't join you how much did she enjoy/hate waiting for you on the ground while you climbed a 300 foot tree??? Haha.
And you say you researched the area very well before the trip to find that tree, what were your sources? How did you know climbing was allowed or did you just assume?
Sorry for all of the questions, but climbing a tree above 200 feet is next up on my bucket list and you have the answers that will help me reach that goal
So glad you liked it! Is that a high vis pacific helmet in your avatar? Where did you get it?Outstanding climb and beautiful documentation. Thanks. I just moved to Seattle for new arbor challenges and began considering trips to climb "bucket list" trees
Thanks for the inspiration.