111 Feet Up–Climbing the Main Mast of a Fully-Rigged Tall Ship … at 9 Knots

Here’s a video posted by Norway’s Stiftelsen Fullriggeren Sørlandet academy showing first-person view of a climb up the main mast of the world’s oldest full-rigged tall ship Sørlandet.…MORE



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4 Responses to 111 Feet Up–Climbing the Main Mast of a Fully-Rigged Tall Ship … at 9 Knots

  1. sarasinart says:

    I don’t do “up”, so that was a little scary even to watch. I could never understand how those tall ships don’t capsize with so much sail and weight up that high.


  2. Capt Jill says:

    I remember doing that when I was a cadet, it was very scary, but it was also a real rush!
    We were not on a full rigged ship, we were on a brigantine, but it was still pretty high up there. I’d love to sail a tall ship again, I’m not sure I could still get up there to furl the sails anymore. Wish I could afford to do it anyway.


  3. Capt Jill says:

    Reblogged this on Capt Jills Journeys and commented:
    I got this post from Gcaptain a while ago and was going to post a blog about it. Indian Rocks Bridge beat me to it, so I’ll just re-blog. 🙂


  4. Pingback: 111 Feet Up–Climbing the Main Mast of a Fully-Rigged Tall Ship … at 9 Knots | Captain Jills Journeys

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