Climbing trees for sport

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Four students succeeded in climbing to the top of the tree during a tryout in Nanjing University of Science and Technology, which was invited for the national tree-climbing tournament next month, reported on Friday.

A participant climbs on a tree during the selection. [Photo/]

A participant climbs on a tree during the selection. [Photo/]

Over twenty students signed up for the competition and only ten went on to the final selection. The competitors are required to climb an eight-meter-tall metasequoia tree, which has quite a straight and smooth surface.

Four finally made it to the top in 20-31 seconds. According to the university staff, climbing trees requires physical agility and skills. People who want to get to the top must be capable of doing at least fifteen pull-ups.

At the end of next month, they will attend the tournament in Hainan to climb a twelve-meter-tall coconut tree.

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