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July 27, 2012

50 foot Monopole

This design was used by Northern District for their 2009 Pioneering competition (click the image to enlarge). The original link from the Gauteng Scouts website is broken, so I'm posting a copy here.

The monopole is a 'bundle' of poles lashed together  with round lashings (of the Dutch, German or conventional varieties) and guyed with ropes. The joints between the poles are overlapped so that the final product has each joint braced by two other poles.

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