#3 – Ascend using large, live branches
Once you’re on top of a huge branch, look for a protected direction to the next one. Grip branches as close up to the trunk as likely. If a branch is less than 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter, do not utilize it for more than one member. When insertion your foot on a small branch like this, lodge it at right angles to the branch, where it meet the trunk.