Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Sep 16, 2010.
1168 foot tower climb, all in a days work.
YouTube - Climbing up to the tower ! to Heaven !
1600 foot elevator ride and then a 178 foot climb... It's high but less than I climb every day for walkdowns.
I wish we had elevators for 9/10s of our climb.
I'd say that 178 ft is pretty white knuckle at that height
Especially free climbing. Id'a lost a bet that they didn't have a safety track all the way up with camlocks. There was a day some quite a few years ago where climbing towers (500 or so foot high cooling towers) wasn't that odd to me, had no fear of heights at all. No longer true, I run out of interest real fast.
I hope they get paid for that. REALLY well paid.
The pucker factor on that job ia big.
Wrestling a quirky TACAN antenna off it's perch atop a 70' tall ship mast into an open-ended crane bucket was enough for me - not afraid of heights, but don't care for it either......
+1 to that my pucker factor would be so bad that an atom would have a hard time coming out of that end.
OK, I take my comments back. I just watched the whole thing. Yikes
I don' think I could do that
I was getting vertigo just watching. Still woozy as I sit here on solid ground typing this!
If one plans their fall correctly, they only have to drop 176' to the top of the Sears Tower. I guess you just have to say, whether I fall 176' or all the way to the ground, I am dead either way.
Anyone who works at heights knows when its bathroom time what happens next....
youtube killed the vid.....copyright issues....
Someone can find the Flash file in their cache...
YouTube - Stairway to Heaven -- Worker climbs up a 1786 ft Tower [Helmet Cam]
I take it that very few of you are/were Airborne?
Not Airborne but I have been sky diving. And oddly enough that didn't cause me any real vertigo...might have had too much adrenaline in my system?
There is a subtle difference between free climbing and jumping out of perfectly good aircraft with a pair of parachutes on your carcass. One is certain death, the other leaves you a chance.
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