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:
here's what it looked like from a distance....Tarzan's hideout...
Here's Gowri Shankar doing it fairly easily:
Here's who also managed to climb a reasonable height:
Yours truly getting into the harness (pics of me are by Gowri):
I looked rather suspiciously at the harness as I did not wish to appear in the next day's obituary columns:
Slowly, I too started climbing upwards:
It's a question of, er, getting the...hang of it!
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....!