Hello everyone, I have a little project I am working on that has completely stumped me. A buddy of mine wants me to help him build a tree stand (essentially just a big wooden platform between two trees) about 20 ft off the ground. Normally, this is no problem, and it only took me a few hours to get the platform design completed and get a materials list together. The issue I have run into is that he is afraid of heights, so he isn't comfortable with the standard 2x4's in the side of a tree method of climbing up. He said he wanted to build a staircase with handrails to get up there. I know it would be a big project, but is it even possible? I'm starting to doubt it myself. I have no idea how you would make stair stringers that would get you up 20' in the air, much less add handrails AND make it stable. I'm about to write off the idea and try to convince him of another way, but I figured it couldn't hurt to see what other people had to say. I am by no means an expert at any of this. Maybe average at best, so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.