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

I went to the

Indian Institute of Science

campus

to attend the

5th International Canopy Conference

....there were demonstrations of

tree-climbing




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....!
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