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Old 09-28-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Way too high - climbing a 1600 ft. tower

This is a link to a You Tube video of a guy climbing a 1600 ft. tower. The camera is on his helmet. I'm afraid of heights and just watching this video makes about half pukey.

The lead in is about 30 seconds long so be patient.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dae7DdfJ1ts
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:06 AM   #2
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I watched that last week, holey moley gave me the heebee geebees when they got to the top. That's way too high for me!
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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I'm pretty cool with heights. Been under the Cut River Bridge structure. Been to the top of the Mac Bridge towers. Worked on 35' of scaffold too, no problem.

I ain't doing that! The thing is how difficult that the structure made that. I see no reason that they could not have continued the triangle shape all the way to the top.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Way too high - climbing a 1600 ft. tower

I climbed a 250 foot water tower on a bet one time and I thought I was going to die. This is crazy and I don't know how they can pay anyone enough to do that. I would end up as a gooey splat on the ground. I wonder if they have strings or anything tied to their tools... I drop enough working in my garage... could you imagine tightening something down while you're up there and then you drop the wrench? I'm sure they'd have enough time to radio to the ground crew to let them know that they have a wrench on it's way down to them...
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
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... could you imagine tightening something down while you're up there and then you drop the wrench? I'm sure they'd have enough time to radio to the ground crew to let them know that they have a wrench on it's way down to them...
About 10.5 seconds.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:30 PM   #6
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When he 's out '' FREE CLIMBING '' no way in hell !!! Would I do that.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #7
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SSJ, it appears that they will hook the safety line occasionally to rest, but it appeared that they are mostly free climbing. If they slip they are a goner. Yikes.

He also had a bag of tools dangling from his belt, hope that don't snag on sumthin.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:20 PM   #8
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Default Re: Way too high - climbing a 1600 ft. tower

None of us may want to climb the 1600 ft.tower, but apparently we're all brave....

World's Scariest Bridges....
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-35868704

Personally, the Zilwaukee bridge scares me more than Mackinac, but maybe that is just me.....

Now going up in the towers on the Mackinac Bridge is another story. Neil is still trying to talk me into that....
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:36 PM   #9
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I bet they don't work for minimum wage. Might be a dumb question, but I wonder why they don't have a helicopter drop them off. After a climb like that, my arms would be waaay too tired to do any work.
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Love your avy Floyd!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:44 AM   #11
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Love your avy Floyd!
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Thanks, Mark. Just wanted to have something a little different. Looks like those might POSSIBLY have enough bouyancy to keep my Apex afloat
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