I guess there's probably a NZ Standard for the distance between rungs on ladders (anyone know?) but it strikes me that there's a missed market opportunity here. All the blasted ladders in NZ have steps that are way too far apart for me. There needs to be a ladder for short people. 

 

I can climb up ladders but get fed up with kneeing myself in the chest to get up. Getting down is a big problem as I have to step off into space and trust blindly that my foot will land on the next rung down. 

 

If nobody is going to make short persons ladders then someone should make an abseiling ladder attachment. Or wings. Before people like me get wings for real by falling off ladders.