Sunday, 6 March 2016

Amazing inspiration - James and the Giant Redwoods!

Giant Redwoods are incredible trees. James Aldred gives us a taste of the pure magic of being there amongst them, among them, and most importantly, UP them. And when I say 'up them' "dangling on a thread like a spider" that is OVER 100 METRES OF UP! One day I hope to be introduced to these amazing trees. Until then, I will carry on dreaming, and climbing! Please note: this is on iPlayer Radio so apologies to folks outside the UK if you can't access the links.
"Ever since he was a boy, James Aldred has loved climbing trees. And over the years, James has dreamt of searching out some of the world's biggest trees including the world's tallest living tree, a Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Northern California called Hyperion, which measures 379.3 feet tall... Hyperion at nearly 380 feet tall is about 3 times the height of Nelson's Column!"


"In the second of two programmes, NATURE follows James and three other tree climbers as Michael first leads them to The Grove of Titans; which as its name suggests is a grove of some of the world's biggest trees by mass. Despite the fact that James and the others had seen pictures of the trees in books and on the internet, nothing could have prepared them for the colossal size of these trees. But there was another surprise in store for James when Michael led the way to Hyperion, the world's tallest tree and not only did James get to see this tree, but he also got to climb it. It was a dream come true and an unforgettable adventure."
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 Check out this top site too with images and info on the incredible Grove of Titans

And for more of James magic see James and the Giant Atlas Cedars and James and the Giant Tree. Happy listening!