deponti (deponti) wrote,

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She climbs a tree and does NOT scrape her knee....

I went to the

Indian Institute of Science


to attend the

5th International Canopy Conference

....there were demonstrations of


Here's Edward, an expert tree-climber, setting up the ropes for the different techniques:

Edward setting up the ropes 301009

here's what it looked like from a distance....Tarzan's hideout...

the climbing set-up 301009 intl canopy confce

Here's Gowri Shankar doing it fairly easily:

gowri tree-climbing 301009

Here's amoghavarsha who also managed to climb a reasonable height:

amogh climbing

Yours truly getting into the harness (pics of me are by Gowri):

putting me in the harness 301009

I looked rather suspiciously at the harness as I did not wish to appear in the next day's obituary columns:

me getting the harness on 301009

Slowly, I too started climbing upwards:

raising me in the harness 301009

It's a question of, er, getting the...hang of it!

301009 me doing tree-climbing 301009

Here's Edward, running around the branches of the tree and then letting himself down to the ground with the greatest of ease:

It will be many births before I can become a creature of the canopy like that....!
Tags: bangalore, indian institute of science, karnataka, photography, science center, video, youtube

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