September 4th, 2012 → 1:38 pm @

I decided to chop a couple of trees down last weekend.  The idea was simple enough; they’d grown tall enough to begin blocking my ocean views.  So I thought I’d launch a pre-emptive strike and remove the threat before they removed the view.  The problem was that the trees were growing on a cliff, and I had no ropes with me.

I did a risk assessment.  The biggest problems were the quantity of loose material which would give a false impression of safe footholds, and an overhang.  Otherwise, it was a pretty small, simple cliff.  I felt pleased with myself.  I have been accused in the past of undue recklessness but I believe I’m mellowing with age.  I knew I should have gone for ropes, but I had enjoyed free climbing when I was young;  and this was such an easy cliff… (more…)

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