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ukewarrior
02-24-2012, 09:44 AM
I got queasy watching this:

(starts with cartoon intro, just keep watching...)

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

boyelroy11
02-24-2012, 10:04 AM
Just think of the megatree possibilities :O

maffeirw
02-24-2012, 10:18 AM
And I thought the peak of my roof was too high :)

SCBonner384
02-24-2012, 10:21 AM
I don't think they could pay me enough to do that!!! I'm sick and scared at the same time and I am sitting at my desk. HEHE

mikentn
02-24-2012, 10:43 AM
I know a guy who used to do that for a living. He said he got paid by the foot of antennae height.

budude
02-24-2012, 12:04 PM
wow... I like the part where he says the antenna is another 60' to go. I guess my job is OK after all.

boyelroy11
02-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Anyone else notice when he standing on the top platform, that he lets go with both hands to unscrew his safety line link? I think he needs that bag to carry more than tools... *cough*

EMKLLK
02-24-2012, 12:22 PM
i thought my 30' peak was scary... let me introduce you to my friend RALPH

mikentn
02-24-2012, 12:35 PM
Anyone else notice when he standing on the top platform, that he lets go with both hands to unscrew his safety line link? I think he needs that bag to carry more than tools... *cough*

I heard that!! Big, brass, Chuck Norris-esque ones, for sure.

SCBonner384
02-24-2012, 12:39 PM
how many of these guys do you think have base jumped off these things.

dirknerkle
02-24-2012, 01:13 PM
how many of these guys do you think have base jumped off these things.

Deliberately or accidentally? :lol:

randyn
02-24-2012, 01:22 PM
Geez the highest tower i've climbed was 100ft. And I thought that was high!!!!!!!

Randy

Wayne J
02-24-2012, 01:32 PM
Free climbing at 1600'???? UH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :wacko:

Andy.wpg
02-24-2012, 01:32 PM
Ummmm, I'm not the least bit scared of heights, but I was watching that and certain parts of my anatomy were trying to climb up inside me!

maffeirw
02-24-2012, 01:35 PM
Free climbing at 1600'???? UH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :wacko:
I think once you pass 100 ft the only dfference is how long you have to think about it on the way down.

Andy.wpg
02-24-2012, 01:36 PM
Deliberately or accidentally? :lol:

Think of it as a flying lesson. You either learn to fly or you don't........

Zeph
02-24-2012, 01:43 PM
You are right about being no less dead at 100' then 1700'. But there is a psychological difference! I'm never going to climb a tower like that, but I discovered in myself a hitherto unrealized degree of acrophobia on the trail to Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. At some points along the trail, walking along slanting rock that slides into a thousand foot drop, I had to almost literally pry my hand off the end of one cable finger by finger, to walk a bit to the next cable. Not exactly a difficult few steps phyiscally, but seeing the land that far below was a pretty strong visceral experience. No 1700' towers for me!

Barnabybear
02-24-2012, 02:03 PM
All ways worth remembering weather you fall off a 1700 foot tower or ladders in you back garden it’s the last inch you need to get right!
Falling never killed anybody, but the landing is the bit people don’t get right.

SCBonner384
02-24-2012, 02:28 PM
All ways worth remembering weather you fall off a 1700 foot tower or ladders in you back garden it’s the last inch you need to get right!
Falling never killed anybody, but the landing is the bit people don’t get right.

Pretty sure I would die of a heart attack before hitting ground and I am pretty sure that heart attack would have been caused by the fall. OR!!! Maybe the 2 or three double cheeseburgers I eat every Day!!!

Ok maybe your right after all.

ErnieHorning
02-24-2012, 02:31 PM
Iím thinking that the climb up is a piece of cake compared to the climb down. I can climb my extension ladder and get off onto the roof pretty easily but I hesitate each time I take that first step back onto the ladder. This guy has 1600 first steps to get back down. :whtf:

tfischer
02-24-2012, 04:03 PM
I've seen that before, but was still freaked out once again. Not sure that safety link would do a lot of good on those top pegs. And it seems there were a lot of places your hands could slip...

Andy.wpg
02-24-2012, 04:36 PM
I've seen that before, but was still freaked out once again. Not sure that safety link would do a lot of good on those top pegs. And it seems there were a lot of places your hands could slip...

We were just talking about that here at work (shhhhhh - don't tell my boss). Likely, the stretch and bounce at the bottom of the safety line is going to pop the safety hook off the peg - then you're treading air.

raplass
02-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Just think of the megatree possibilities :O

Such a megatree would lend new meaning to the term "superstrings". Having been to the sky deck of the... er... Wills Tower several times, yep, looks just like that from up there.

Too bad they didn't show what they climbed all that way to do.

Would be fun to para-sail down...

LabRat
02-24-2012, 10:21 PM
I think I broke into an anxious sweat watching that. I wonder if they were packing parachutes "just in case".

JackFrost
02-25-2012, 12:44 AM
Ok .. not sure about anybody else ... but the climb UP is usually the EASY part . The HARD part is going back DOWN !