Tree House Rooftop


Today there is no project, we are just going to climb to the rooftop for the fun of it.

This post concludes this first attempt at photo documenting the main tree house, or stora huset as we say in Swedish, meaning the big house.

The international contribution to this project has been huge. To my knowledge people of 18 nationalities, from all continents, have ascended the ropes.

Blood Rock Forest
Blood Rock Forest.
looking up at the top platform
Pulling myself up by a rope
I better my view
the only thing in sight is
what I must do

- The Climb, No Doubt, 1996
Double Fisherman Knot

Front: The Double Fisherman Knot, arguably the favorite knot among tree climbers.
Left: A broken tree top, that happened when a ladder fell over the tree. But just cut it, the tree will live.
Right: The fence the authorities put up.
second floor
Second floor, at 7 meters.
step platform
Step platform, (re)built winter 2020/21.
Blow your own horn!
rooftop view
The sky is the limit! Now we're high. We can even see civilization, the Khrushchyovka-like buildings. But have no fear, for us it doesn't end here. To the left is a rope walkway to the Summer house. Further up, above us, is the Top platform. And from there, walkways all the way to the Far platform.
If anything can start anew
then everything must continue

Tech note: In this context, "tree house" translates to trädkoja. The word trädhus, literally tree house, is too classy for this type of building and setting.

In Swedish there is also koja, that word typically describes a much smaller and more simple construction, the kind that kids make either on the ground or without requiring climbing a rope to enter.

The Double Fisherman Knot is sometimes referred to as a stopper knot but it is actually a bend as it joins two ropes or two rope ends.

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