View Full Version : Calling all acrophobics!

09-12-2012, 12:30 AM
This made my knees shake just watching the video.

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09-12-2012, 12:40 AM
OK, I don't mind heights ...but I could only get 5/8's thru that!

There ain't enough pencils in my protector for that!

09-12-2012, 01:09 AM
All that to change a light bulb!

09-12-2012, 07:36 AM
Just think about the folks who erected the tower. I used to be able to do high work, before fire school, where the 3 story ladder I was on kicked out and dumped me on to the concrete floor. Some thing in my mind has changed forever.

09-12-2012, 09:44 AM
I have taken the elevator to the 990 foot level of Baltimore's candelabra tower, then had to take a 1 foot step over to the platform. Longest foot I've ever walked!!! Only did that once. (Twice actually, had to come back down) That video shows a job worth every dollar paid, and then some.

09-12-2012, 10:44 AM
That's against all my instinct and training. I hate even getting on the roof of the hovel to blow off the windfall. I want an airframe around me.

09-12-2012, 10:46 AM
That gave me a pucker and a half.

09-12-2012, 11:53 AM
Kelly saw it and said it made her feel sick.

I would imagine the decent would be worse.

09-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Wow that is a cool video, and an amazing view from on top of that tower. Not sure I'd want to climb up there, makes me appreciate those little blinking lights more.

09-12-2012, 10:47 PM
those guys have NO nerves. It used to bother me climbing the mast on the ship to change a bulb esp in a rolling swell 'cause I would think if I fell now I would land on the deck and be killed and when she rolled if I fell I would land in the north atlantic and be lost at sea (some choice, so believe me I hung on tight)

09-13-2012, 05:27 AM
I'll walk top plate three stories high, my hands, feet, and I have a really great working relationship....I dunno bout that tower, theres nothing wrong with digging ditches.

09-13-2012, 06:43 AM
Thanks, Basil, I can't even pee after watching that......

09-13-2012, 07:09 AM
Great video. I'm still crawling on the floor, clutching chair legs.

Reminds me of the Camino del Rey videos:

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09-13-2012, 05:47 PM
Whoa Nellie. But then I have trouble viewing "Lunch on a Skyscraper" and that's just a still.

09-14-2012, 08:16 AM
In my yout, I climbed a 300' radio tower to get a shot of the antenna array in Warin, Thailand. Scared me &amp;*^%less. Apparently the facility is gone there (https://amer-thai2001.tripod.com/bases/id11.html) .

Gotta find those negs. I'd puke at the thought of doing that now.