Cornell undergrads learn to climb giant sequoia

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Cornell undergrads learn to climb giant sequoia

Post by edfrank » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:35 pm

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PINEHURST, Calif. — Eight Cornell University undergraduate students climbed more than 280 feet high into the canopies of giant sequoia trees during the first "Redwoods Tree Climbing" course offered by Cornell Outdoor Education.

The focus of the course, offered May 22-29, was to teach students how to safely climb into tree canopies and contribute to ongoing research in the old-growth giant sequoia forests of the Sierra Nevada.

The course began in April in the hardwood forests near Ithaca for basic climbing training.
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