Tree Climbing

Recreation

Level: 2

Requirements

  • Practice your tree climbing skills a number of times on a 10-15 foot tree.
  • Climb a 20-foot coconut tree. Demonstrate the manner of getting back down to the ground safely.
  • Do the following:
    • Climb a tree using any one of four common methods.
    • Describe the other methods in details to the instructor.
  • The instructor should select trees suitable for climbing; one with lots of branches, the other a coconut tree. Each person must demonstrate on each of the two trees on how to apply the two methods of tree climbing (squat hopping and monkey type.)
  • Demonstrate how you would safely carry a bush knife and an axe up a tree.
  • Do the following
    • Climb a coconut tree demonstrating how you would carry a bag.
    • Remove a coconut without using a knife or sharp instrument using only your limbs and return to the ground with it in your bag.
  • Know how to remove an injured person from a tree.


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