a triathlon athlete and Koko a natural born climber came up to the
Treetop Club house excited to climb for the first time. Not only was
it going to be their first treeclimbing experience, but they were
to be the first women ever to tree climb in Japan. Today they wanted
to challenge Magic Fingers which is an old Japanese Oak located behind
the TREETOP CLUB HOUSE, home of Treeclimbing Japan. All geared up
we made the trek to Magic Fingers. (This particular tree was given
the name Magic Fingers because her branches spread out high above
the forest floor like healing hands).
at first was a little nervous about heights and was humbled by the
first 30 foot pitch, but not Koko, she was raring to go. Before each
climb it is our ritual to hug the tree and thank her for lending
us her branches. Now with full DRT and a Dan House Rope Sleeve we
were ready to get vertical. Three throw lines were tossed up into
the sweetest of climbing spots.
caught on right away and had enough energy to giggle, laugh and tickle
Koko on her way up. I just basked in their excitement. Koko was busy
keeping out of Masami's reach while balancing into a treeboat, which
is similar to a hammock only in the canopy of a tree.
3 of us were out on a limb in Japan! We were no longer earth bound,
it was a though we were flying! Koko and Masami felt like
they were on top of the world! The girls were making treeclimbing
THE FIRST TREECLIMBING WOMEN IN JAPAN!
Thank you to
Peter Jenkins and all the Climbers at T.C.I. you for making treeclimbing