HOW TO CLIMB A COCONUT PALM

We actually had a class on this on Saturday. A local gentleman called Madi came to teach us how to climb the tree using a traditional method, a loop around one's shoulders and a small loop around the feet. I really wish I could post a video here of his dexterous ascent but it doesn't work right now.  

Here are a couple of photos of Madi and then our valiant efforts. And yes I tried it too, and while I did quite brilliantly no photos are available.... 

Madi going for it. 

Madi going for it. 

The feet push out into a loop, which is in tension and catches on the tree. 

The feet push out into a loop, which is in tension and catches on the tree. 

Here goes Amir! 

Here goes Amir! 

Here is Dante's style. 

Here is Dante's style. 

Amos comfortable with the resting position.

Amos comfortable with the resting position.