Forget dinner in the sky — who would be willing to camp in a tent hanging from a tree? [Amazing Photo of the Day]

A few weeks ago dotTech shared with you all a photo of ‘dinner in the sky’, an event organized by a company that sees people having dinner on a platform held up by a single crane. Some brave dotTechies said they would while others, like myself, refused. Today I have a similar concept to share with you; this time, however, there is no crane involved.

Check out the following image of ‘rock climbing hanging tents’; from what I can tell, they are basically tends hanging from trees:


So… who would do it? And I don’t mean doing it in the tents but rather camping out in the tents.

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  • Tyson

    This is dumb as hell.

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  • mukhi

    these images are breathtaking. is it possible to post PNG/RAW version with full resolution? thanks.

  • Susann

    Ashraf, in a naughty moment, asked:
    >>So… who would do it? And I don’t mean doing IT in the tents but rather camping out in the tents.<<

    ROTFL! Heck, yeah. Both. While hanging from a tree, anyway; maybe not so much in their normal usage, which is hanging from a cliff-face with a zillion feet of free-fall under you and a hard landing at the end of it. Gorgeous picture, by the way.

    David, there are a bunch of people out here in the Pacific NW who do this sort of thing, exploring the flora & fauna in the canopy of monster, ancient (and endangered) old-growth trees. Some of the snags (half-dead trees, usually split or torn by lightning and storms) are so big (both in height & spread) that you can set up encampments in them, hundreds of feet about the forest floor, and they do these zip lines to move from tree to tree.

  • David

    When you use static climbing rope, which doesn’t stretch and is rated to hold thousands of pounds, the only trust that you would have to rely on is which knots are used (many of them are self-tightening, so they’re fool proof), the equipment that’s used, which are usually rated for over 10,000 pounds (based on my memory from years ago), and in this example, the strength of the anchor/tree branch.

    Without hesitation, I would do this and more, because it’s so much fun once you know and believe in the strength and the quality of your equipment, but the main headache with this particular location is the effort required to get into that elevated height, which is not always easy, depending on which methods you choose when climbing up and hoisting your equipment up as well.

    Safety is always first, but fun follows very close behind. Even if you were to sleep up there, it can be extremely safe, as long as you follow basic safety rules/methods.

    For me, I’ve always loved to throw a very small lead rope over a very tall tree branch, then attach my climbing rope to it and then pull that rope over the same branch, attach my climbing tools to the rope and easily ascend up as high as I want (sometimes repeating the process with another rope to climb higher), and then repelling down. It’s very addicting and easy to learn and do.

    I even purchased a grappling hook so that once I’m in one tree, I can toss it into a nearby tree, then anchor myself to that rope and begin loosening my first rope until I’m now hanging in the new tree, at which time I can climb to the top, all while allowing the first rope to ascend with me, and then I can tether the first rope between the two trees to create a zip line and attach my pulley. Now I’m suspended between the two trees, which enables me to have a closer look at the hawk’s nest that was next to me the whole time. It’s a blast!

  • Grantwhy

    That looks cool …….

    …… but it will only be effective for as long as it takes the lions to remember that they *can* climb trees and that ropes are easy enough to chew through.