Day 168: Free Climbing

Certain species (especially those with beaks, claws, and wings) are especially good at certain types of extreme sports.

Take “free climbing,” for instance.

This is where you navigate a sheer surface without aid from ropes, grips, or other helps.

Free climbing is of course a risky sport….which means your featherless assistant tends to worry when you do it.

But there is no cause for concern because you are a natural expert.

Here is a nice sheer surface where I can enjoy some "free climbing."
Here is a nice sheer surface where I can enjoy some “free climbing.”
Mom, don't worry - I've totally got this.
Mom, don’t worry – I’ve totally got this.
Watch and learn.
Watch and learn.
An expert free climber uses the resources at hand to execute complicated maneuvers.
An expert free climber uses the resources at hand to execute complicated maneuvers.
Very complicated maneuvers.
Very complicated maneuvers.
Okay, well if you insist, Mom.
Well, okay, if you insist on helping, Mom.
Boy, Mom sure looks proud of me - I don't blame her!
Another flawless descent completed. Okay, Mom, now you can take some fan photos.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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