BY: JESSICA BEUKER
Pemberton, West Australia is home to the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, originally used as a fire lookout. Now, the giant tree serves as one of three lookouts that remain climbable in the Warren National Park – if you’re up to the challenge.
Adventurer Allan Dixon was up for it. He climbed the 75-metre (246 feet) high tree without a rope or a harness, using only the metal pegs that stick out from the tree’s trunk.
He also recorded the entire climb in 360-degree video so viewers could feel they were right there with him. In order to view it, though, you’ll need a supported browser—such as Chrome—or YouTube’s smartphone app.
According to Mashable, the setup involved a monopod and a mount that sticks six GoPro cameras facing in different directions together. Then he strapped the entire contraption to his head. Dixon plans to create many more 360-degree videos to take audiences on crazy adventures with him. You can follow his YouTube channel, 360 Thrill.
Dixon told Mashable that climbing the tree made him really nervous. “All the websites for information on the tree say you can climb it, but none of them really say how to,” he said. “The gaps between the pegs, there’s nothing to stop you from falling through them. You’re either going to die or you’re going to have a great time.”
Luckily, it was the latter option for Dixon, and the view at the top of the tree is absolutely breathtaking.
Images by Allan Dixon via:mashable.com