1168 foot tower climb, all in a days work.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Sep 16, 2010.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    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
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    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.
     
  4. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    The pucker factor on that job ia big.
     
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    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......
     
  6. engineer1371

    engineer1371 Monkey+


    +1 to that my pucker factor would be so bad that an atom would have a hard time coming out of that end.
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    OK, I take my comments back. I just watched the whole thing. Yikes
    I don' think I could do that
     
  8. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    I was getting vertigo just watching. Still woozy as I sit here on solid ground typing this!

    Byte
     
  9. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    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.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Anyone who works at heights knows when its bathroom time what happens next....
    [shtf]lol
     
  11. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    youtube killed the vid.....copyright issues....
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Someone can find the Flash file in their cache...
     
  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  14. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    I'm dizzy...
     
  15. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    I take it that very few of you are/were Airborne?
    images.
     
  16. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    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?

    Byte
     
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    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.

    Brrr. Shudder.
     
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