Want to Climb the Mast? Here are Some Tips!

[caption id="attachment_15735" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Photo shared by @unforgettrips via Twitter. Photo shared by @unforgettrips via Twitter.




It takes courage to climb the mast! Star Clippers recently asked on social media if veteran guests had any tips for those looking to climb the mast for the first time. "Don't look down" was the phrase that echoed most others had funny, earnest and reflective things to say.



Read on for the top tips from experienced climbers!



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James Graham Chapman: III Don't miss a step...



Roger McGowan: Keep your backside out a bit from the shrouds , relax, 3 points of contact at all times. Enjoy it, the best view in the world.



Gina Dagnone Restivo Garver: Make sure your sd card is in your camera lol!



(It sounds like she knows from experience!)


Jeff Lee: Relish the moment. It's so invigorating.



Paula Galland: Wear firm soled tennis shoes.



[caption id="attachment_15738" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Photos shared by courageous guests Richard A. Auchter, Howard Winn and Ga Bi. Photos shared by courageous guests Richard A. Auchter, Howard Winn and Ga Bi.




Trudie Grant-Jones: Got to do it..just to say you can! Wear flat shoes and a pirate scarf to kèep your hair out of your eyes and go! My legs were like jelly but well worth it. It is actually harder than it looks!



George Sivell: Listen to what the sports team or deck hands tell you before you set off.



Judy Donina Wolfe: Have someone take stills and video of you. Sign-up as early as it is announced.



Howard Winn: Health & Safety rules, everyone wears a harness and is belayed from the deck!!



Annise Mock: Don't give up. It's worth the climb. One of my most unforgettable experiences.



Have you climbed the mast? Share your tips and experience in the comments below!
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Guest - Rachel Butler on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:25

Have long legs! Seriously - those rungs are a lot farther apart than they seem! Oh, and make sure someone is taking shots of you as you go up - my husband got some nice ones of me on the way up with looks of serious concentration on my face!

Have long legs! Seriously - those rungs are a lot farther apart than they seem! Oh, and make sure someone is taking shots of you as you go up - my husband got some nice ones of me on the way up with looks of serious concentration on my face!
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