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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-25-2012, 11:49 PM
I have never had an issue with heights. I climb all day, no biggy. But... it was all I could do to watch this without wincing the whole time.


http://youtu.be/yCYZZPwJr_c

sergiodeblanc
11-26-2012, 12:48 AM
I imagined mt death at least five times during that, I won't be watching the video of the trip down.

docbennett
11-26-2012, 08:14 AM
I made it 6 minutes into the video before nausea, dizzyness and fear became the overwhelming knot in my gut. This is definitely not a line of work I could adjust to.

Many years ago, my dad used to tell me about the Native Americans who were involved in early skyscraper construction in NYC because they had an innate balance and did not fear heights. I get dizzy just looking at the pictures.

Not them....but symbolic of:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/21/article-2206050-0059AA091000044C-332_964x756.jpg




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/21/article-2206050-151C4663000005DC-78_964x677.jpg

WEDGE
11-26-2012, 08:24 AM
Couldn't pay me enough to do that.......

Shawn@PRS
11-26-2012, 09:38 AM
No way, regardless of the pay!

Jay Xander B
11-26-2012, 10:30 AM
That's what my dad does, only in Scottland :wink: Been up one with him that was 1450ft going up is fine getting down was a bit iffy but you get used to it

docbennett
11-26-2012, 10:36 AM
That's what my dad does, only in Scottland :wink: Been up one with him that was 1450ft going up is fine getting down was a bit iffy but you get used to it

Maybe YOU might get used to it....I can't even get used to watching the video. :o

Goldtop
11-26-2012, 11:48 AM
I like heights, and the few times I've had the chance to go up in a tower I've loved it (Reunion in Dallas for example). But climbing up out in the open like this, and to this height? Talk about brave...

Goldtop

rugerpc
11-26-2012, 11:52 AM
I had a chance once to climb a local broadcast tower to help with some ham radio antenna stuff (I hold an Advanced license), but couldn't work it for the day the guys were planning.

I would have gone without reservation.

With my camera.

I can see that eh climb down would be worse than going up as you would necessarily be looking down all the time instead of up.

Still....

I'd go.

Goldtop
11-26-2012, 11:57 AM
What about jumping from extreme heights? And flying/gliding?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgKiAooWfsU

Goldtop

Jay Xander B
11-26-2012, 12:24 PM
Maybe YOU might get used to it....I can't even get used to watching the video. :o

Comes at a price i'm TERRIFED of somne pretty random things..like Whales they're too freakin big!

Sekunda
11-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Maybe next time I won't eat lunch before I watch that... ugh, no thanks

vchizzle
11-26-2012, 01:42 PM
For all of the OSHA rules out there(some ridiculous ones at that), I can't believe they are allowed to free climb any distance at that height.
Can you imagine wind blowing while free climbing at that height???? HELL NO.

KazJY
11-26-2012, 01:48 PM
I worked at an architectural firm, and one of the guys, at his retirement party, was telling me how he worked on the Sears tower (architectural aspects of it), and he said people would work ONE DAY on construction there, and never show up again because of the heights they had to work at.

This also reminds me of an episode of Dirty Jobs where Mike Rowe helped change lightbulbs or something on a suspension bridge, walking all across it at the top slopes. After they finished, the guide showed him the elevator that was at the end.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-26-2012, 02:11 PM
In the clip, the narrator mentioned that there was no fast way down in the event of a lightening storm. I disagree. That would actually be a pretty simple base jump. And... you could set your chute to auto-deploy at 500 feet in case you lost consciousness (or slipped) and fell off.

How much does an emergency-style parachute weigh?

Jester
11-26-2012, 07:34 PM
F That. Maybe my day job ain't so bad.

Goldtop
11-26-2012, 07:43 PM
Just think of the conditioning - cardio and otherwise - you have to be in to do that job. Amazing. I wonder if any medical studies have ever been done where they monitor the heartrates, etc. of those workers.

Goldtop

Poffypoffa
11-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Why do they wear helmets? What possible protection could it provide?

But really, I can't believe that's a job. How is that not the most dangerous job in existence?

11top
11-26-2012, 10:10 PM
I'll bet his taxes go up. UMFB.

Mikegarveyblues
11-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Pretty much destroyed my underwear after watching that!

I'm OK with heights up to a certain point... But just knowing that one false move and it's over... No way I could do that!

docbennett
11-27-2012, 06:28 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30611']........That would actually be a pretty simple base jump. ....

Like saying, "that's pretty simple calculus." Actually, I'd prefer to have to sit in a room and figure out differentials and factor analysis than climb that tower...and this from a guy who got a "13" on a calculus math test in Freshman year college. :o

soundbee
11-27-2012, 09:11 AM
Why do they wear helmets? What possible protection could it provide?

For when the guy above you drops a tool out of his bag - you'll live to kick his arse when you both get back down.

soundbee
11-27-2012, 09:21 AM
How about this one....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy81YP-q8R4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy81YP-q8R4

rugerpc
11-27-2012, 12:29 PM
How about this one....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy81YP-q8R4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy81YP-q8R4

Notice the sparking of the grounding wand prior to hookup. The breakdown voltage of air is 3KV/cm on a Standard Day. The max voltage for transmission lines in the US is 765KV (nominal. max is 800 KV).

CantankerousCarl
11-27-2012, 01:04 PM
What if you have to pee?

alantig
11-27-2012, 09:20 PM
What if you have to pee?

No one will know it's you!

I'm thinking focus is not an issue.

I have enough problems transitioning from ladder to roof and back. I can't imagine trying to move to the top of that antenna. Then again, I'm guessing there aren't too many guys shaped like me doing that job.

satchmo72
11-28-2012, 12:24 PM
I was a union ironworker for 6 months through the winter and once you get past 20-30 feet, it does not matter how high up you are, 1800 is no different than 50, it scares you just the same. I could not imagine the conditioning you would need to do that.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-28-2012, 12:36 PM
Falling doesn't hurt and it won't kill you.

It's the sudden stop at the bottom...

Mikegarveyblues
11-28-2012, 12:46 PM
I'm surprised none of these guys in these vids have Red Bull sponsorship!

David Eaton
11-28-2012, 01:39 PM
The thing that gets to me about these type of videos is that I have no control over where the field of vision is going...when he turns his head, the picture changes. Had that same problem with the catcher's mask views they used to have on baseball games.

I agree that 50 feet or 1,800 feet aren't that much different...you'd never convince me to do that kind of climbing at either height! :)

andy474x
11-28-2012, 09:19 PM
I'm not sure how that job would kill me first... either from a 1700 foot fall, or dehydration from constantly peeing myself.

alantig
11-28-2012, 10:34 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30888']Falling doesn't hurt and it won't kill you.

It's the sudden stop at the bottom...

You jest, but years ago, on 60 MInutes, I saw a story about Princess Diana's death, and a medical expert said it wasn't the speed that killed her, he was the sudden stop. Seriously.

11top
11-29-2012, 08:14 AM
What if you have to pee?

From that height it would evaporate before it hit the ground. :rofl::o

Rosewoodsteel
11-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Me thinks he was carring his extra large balls in the red bag.