Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree Climb

One thing that Jack had been looking forward to doing in WA was climbing the 75m Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree. Having done the tree top walk that morning I was feeling pretty confident that I could handle the climb… Then I saw the tree. On the way to the climb we had been talking about how we thought it would be organised, figuring the most logical way was with a rope and harness. There was no rope, no harness and nobody to oversee your climb. 130 metal pegs were the only means of getting to the top and with no safety net below you, it was not a climb for the faint-hearted. The first viewing platform was about half way up the tree and this where mine and Filip’s climb ended. I couldn’t go any higher when all I could think about was what would happen should I slip from a peg and considering how nervous Filip was at the tree top walk, getting to this point was insanely brave of him. Jack climbed all the way to the top of the tree without a second thought (he had already got to the first platform before I’d barely got out of the car!) and all photo credit goes to him.

The video footage was taken from Becky’s GoPro that she wore whilst climbing all the way to the top, I have edited it to speed up the climb, the song used is Rudimental – Not Giving In (ft. John Newman), hopefully it works!


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