Free Climbing Redwoods: Die höchsten Bäumen der Erde erklettern

Im Redwood-Nationalpark an der kalifornischen Pazifikküste wachsen knapp 50 Prozent des natürlichen Bestands an Küstenmammutbäumen (Coast Redwood), den höchsten Bäumen der Erde. Free-Climber Chris Sharma hat einen dieser Bäume ohne Hilfsmittel bestiegen, ausschließlich mit seinen Händen und Füßen. Tolle Bilder:

„In a quest to return to his climbing roots and to advance the understanding of California’s giant Coast Redwoods, Chris Sharma recently embarked on an unprecedented free climb in a Northern California forest glade. Using only his hands and feet and protected from falls by a rope and harness, Sharma collected valuable data from a soaring Redwood, located in a city park in Eureka, to measure tree water status as an indicator of how it has been affected by the current severe drought.“

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