Climbing to the very top of the mast and standing upright on the tiny button approx 1 foot in diameter with only a lightening rod to grasp between ones legs, was something I never found the courage to do. I shinned up the last section of the mast and touched the button with my hand. I was thus able to say I had reached the button. The birds eye view photo is unique showing the tops of hats on the young sailors on the yard arm directly below. The button boy smuggled the camera up, but when I think of him looking down to snap this shot I still get dizzy!!