Extreme Tree Climbing – Western Australia

in travel •  2 years ago

Ok I get it, maybe not totally extreme but still pretty hectic all the same.

Driving with my family to Bridgetown on the way back from some fantastic Horse Riding in Manjimup , we happened to pass the Diamond Tree Lookout and decided to stop by to see what it was about.

Essentially the Diamond Tree Lookout was one of numerous other tree top platforms constructed in the 1930’s / 1940’s for the purpose of being a fire lookout. Here's my daughter pointing to her Dad up in the tree top!


The incredible thing is, that as the general public are still allowed to climb up to the wooden platform which is essentially a small shack perched about a 52m (170 Feet) high Karri tree.


Certainly not for the faint of heart, you basically climb up a spiral of metal pegs knocked into the side of the tree until about 10m from the top where is goes vertical bringing you through a trap door in the bottom of platform.


Here's a quick video of the view as I reach the top, quite out of breath but exhilarated all the same. I probably should mention that I had second thoughts halfway up, the wind was blowing and the tree was moving back and forth... but two girls passed me at the halfway point on their decent already and I knew I wouldn't live a failed attempt down :)

How fantastic is it that you can still have these Awesome Experiences, Australia is Awesome!

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That is way cool! Austaralia has so much uniqueness to offer and obviously so do you. I love this kind of post where so many can have fun, learn and earn!

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Why dont you post some new post anymore?
This was a nice post.

very beautifull, nice post

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to put it lightly i would shit my self. Heights scare the crap out of me xD

What a great article. You wouldn't catch me doing that!

You are a brave dad to his daughter ☺

I like personal video not Promotion (marketing) video.

Really beautiful nature. I will be honest the video of you climbing the top was nerve racking.

That's pretty amazing! :)

If you want to take it up a notch, put a greenhouse on top of a tree.

https://steemit.com/geothermal/@steve-mcclair/building-a-geothermal-greenhouse

when i see risk or danger signs... i just want to do it... its like they are provokimg me...

Thanks for the support @rossco99 and this blog is awesome. I don't climb trees, as I am afraid of heights but it does look fun!

A wonderful trip! I would like to be there!

Oh my goodness this is amazing!!! Is that a tree house at the top?! I have a dream of one day living in a treehouse, but perhaps not that high off of the ground.
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quite brave, i think. not everybody could climb on such high tree.

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Hahah Niiiice!
That thing is way up there!!
I reminded me of when I use to work on cell phone towers, but way funner

beautiful pictures
as the warning there says there it's some risk in climbing the tree :)
did you climb it ?

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@rossco99 really great article enjoyed it nice to meet and have a great day brother keep on steeming

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Omgsh! You are brave. I love how you are breathing so hard initially. I think if I had to climb that, I would have got a leg cramp and just fallen off half way on the climb up. :P

Great experience and really pro photos thank you for sharing :)

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I wish I wasn't so scared of heights ;(

This look so cool!

this look like such an adventure, I hope to visit Australia very soon, I have heard about the spiders and the truth is they make me terrified!

Very good!

thanks for post and nice info if possible for you please check my post i wish the best for you and your family

Brace post 👏🏼 Strong 💪

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