Monday, November 12, 2007

How to climb a Coconut Tree


How to climb a Coconut Tree


According to experts, there are two basic techniques to climb a coconut tree. The front foot technique is similar to rock climbing. You put your hands close to each other on the back of the trunk and walk up alternately moving your feet and hands. The frog technique is more suited to almost vertical trees. Your legs should be flexed on each side of the tree with the sole of your feet applied around the trunk. You place one hand up and behind the tree and the other hand at your chest level on the front side of the tree. In this way, you apply pressure from both sides, lifting you up while pushing up with your legs.

There is only one technique to go down. You lower your hands one by one behind the trunk and just let the sole of your feet drag against the tree.


You are very welcome to try it out down here - we have enough Coconut trees for every one of you! :-)


Read more about climbing technics here

22 comments:

Danny said...

long time ago maybe I could have done it frog style - now I take a while to get up and out of my chair!

Susanne in Key West said...

LOL...that's a great comment, Danny!

It happens to me too sometimes..are we getting older...or what???

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Seattleite in Paris said...

Thanks for leaving the comment, you were my first one :) Great photos!

Susanne in Key West said...

You are very welcome, I really liked your blog! Thank you for visiting my blog too.

Rick said...

Best way to climb a coconut tree?? A chainsaw...;-))

Susanne in Key West said...

...LOL...Rick...

But the question was how to CLIMB the tree and not what is the easiest way to get the coconuts.:-)

I know, I know...climbing trees is not everybody's favor, right? :-)

Titania Starlight said...

I think I will pass on the coconut climbing. I have a tendency to break bones from being too adventuresome in the past. :o)

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Twanyia

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Maybe it's better for too adventurous people, like you, to stay away from experiments like this. You just have to wait until the nuts are falling around 2.p.m.in the day...o.k.?

Allyn Paul said...

Susanne, I will drink beer and watch others climb the tree.
LOL
--AL

Zsolt said...

very practical information:) In Hungary we do not have palmtrees at all so its very exotic to me!

Mark said...

Hi Sus,
Can you keep on for me,I will start practicing, just hope the neighbours dont mind...

Cheers Mark

roentarre said...

Beautiful coconut tree photograph! I really like its composition and its green :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I've seen it on TV here and it's awesome how it's done. What skill!
What a great post Sue! Love the picture!!!

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi AL,

You have a very "cozy" version, and I agree with you. I think I would do it the same way..:-)

Thanks for your comment.

Susanne in Key West said...

Szia Zsolt,

tudom abbol hogy nalatok nincsen ilyen fak...but you have other very nice actions and places to enjoy!
Elyen Magyarorszag! :-)

Thanks for commenting.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Mark,

nice to see you practicing in my mind...keep on doing, the competition is never over! :-)

Thanks for your comment.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi roentarre,

Thank you very much for your nice compliments to the photo. I appreciate that!

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Michele,

thanks for your comment to this post. I have to tell you: I never ever climbed a coconut tree...pssst! but don't tell it to every one out there, o.k.?...LOL...:-)

peteej said...

I've tried this and it is way harder than it sounds. Maybe a good leaner would be easy to walk up, but those vertical ones are tough.

If the object is to get coconuts, then I just wait for them to fall on their own accord. Getting coconuts open is way easier than climbing up to get them.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Peetej,

the so called "good leaner" tree is still on my list to find it somewhere in the Keys, I know they have to be somewhere on a beach!:-)

Thanks for commenting.

Mike Vasquez said...

A nice and amusing post. There are shorter coconut trees that are easy to climb but generally I would not dare to because I am afraid of heights. I'd rather ask someone to climb for me to get a yummy coconut fruit.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Mike

Thank you for visiting my blog and for this nice compliment to my post.

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