It’s a 120 foot tall pole.

The objectof the sport – to get 100 feet up in as quick a time as possible using a pole strop, spikes and a whole lot of strength. Can be done in under 15 seconds!

Royal Welsh Show 2012

Sony DSC-HX1

This picture has been featured in the Country Crafts & Living Group.


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My pictures are taken with a Sony DSC-HX1. What you see is pretty much what comes from the memory card, with maybe a touch of rotation and or cropping.
I probably wouldn’t be taking so many pictures if it weren’t for the camera. It has been worth every penny as it has captured some great memories since I got it in 2009.
Feel free to comment on any of the pictures. I’m all for learning how to improve.

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 2 years ago

    Cool capture! Well done, sir!

  • Thanks, John

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture. Must have been a great experience to witness it.

  • It is, especially when you consider the age range too. If I recall correctly, whilst I was there a guy made a more sedate climb to the summit. He was either 73 or 79 years old. I’d never be able to do what he did.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Congratulations AH.

    This excellent picture has been Featured in the Country Crafts & Living Group.

  • Thanks for featuring the pole climber

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago


  • Thank you, Vicki. :)

    – Barrie Woodward

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