Favourite Pictures of 2015 … Up in the branches

Tree Climbing on the Isle of Wight
Tree Climbing on the Isle of Wight

This was a real high point for 2015. I love tree climbing and I wish I could do it more often.

Climbing up trees, mainly in the rain


I do enjoy climbing, whether it’s indoors, outdoors, rocks, walls, or trees. However, after several hours of Go Ape today in the rain I think I’ve decided that fair weather climbing is mainly for me as climbing in the pouring rain isn’t nearly as much fun as doing it in the sunshine.

Still, it’s an experience right? I suppose so. I can say that I’ve done a Go Ape course in the rain. Most people wouldn’t be able to say that. There’s a reason for that you know.

Bouldering along

I had my first experience of bouldering yesterday and it still hurts. To be fair I haven’t been climbing for a while now so I would expect to hurt after this kind of exercise, but it still comes as a shock. I’ve done a little climbing in my time and so I thought I knew what to expect, but bouldering was quite different in many ways.

Not that that is a bad thing at all. I quite enjoyed the different experience.

Going Ape

Over the summer I spent a great day at a Go Ape site at Bedgebury. When you first take a look at a course like this it can look daunting, but when you’re up in the trees it is great fun, and we had perfect weather for the day.

Climbing trees is a wonderful activity except in the rain of course, but even then it can be fun. That’s probably a post for another day. It is probably good exercise too, but that’s not why I enjoy it. I just love getting off the ground and being up in the trees. There’s nothing quite like it.

Spending a few hours at Go Ape is just pure fun and I’d recommend it to anyone so long as you’re not afriad of heights that is!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about then check out the Go Ape web site and see if it takes your fancy.