When I was a little girl, I remember I will sneakily learn how to climb. Unfortunately for me, most trees in Asia with branches normally grow big and tall. If there is any that is short, it's usually has thin branch that won't be able to hold my weight. And don't start to mention what kind of animal you can find creeping on trees in tropical countries. It can range from harmless ants, to big golden spider or even snake! (Which probably explain why most parents does not like their kids to learn how to climb in the first place).
But things are so much different in UK. You can find a tree that have loads of branch and low enough that even a 2 year old can have a go trying to climb it.
It probably has ants or spiders creeping on its dry bark, but nothing poisonous or dangerous insect lived in UK ecosystem except for Black adder snake.
Ok, I should rephrase that. This is a 2 year old trying to crawl on it.
*I guess I should change the title to : Learning to CRAWL a tree*
So, if you have climbing technique to share? drop me a line :-)