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I know similar have been posted before, but I don't recall seeing this one:



Whoever designed those climbing pegs to slide your safety hook needs to go back to the drawing board. I couldn't do this even at gunpoint. The only way I could even come close to doing that job is with a freaking parachute on

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Posts: 3409 | Location: St.Louis County MO | Registered: October 13, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is a scarey climb right there. No way, no how. I will just stay down on earth thank you.. Big Grin. You can hear cows mooing down below.
 
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Yeah, there's not enough money on planet Earth to get me to go up there. Nope nope nope. I understand the gravity of the situation all too well. Eek



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I've done that.
We had to hang an antenna on the underside of a platform WAAAAAAYYYY up in the air (about 2000ft).
I had to clip my harness off to the platform, then dangle underneath holding this antenna while we bolted it on.
Not fun.
Don't wanna do it again lol.





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After 75 feet or so does it matter anymore.
 
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Its not the fall that is the issue, but the sudden stop is Eek



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Dang tower gets skinnier as you go up. This is a job for a elevator and a robot.
 
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Was he getting text messages while up top? Big Grin.
 
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How the hell do they even build a tower like that???


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One word--OH HELL NO!!!
 
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I’d do it!




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How the hell do they even build a tower like that???

In sections, with subsequent sections lowered from helicopters and bolted on by riggers like the guy in the video.

There's a video of an antenna installation atop a local station's tower that way. If I think of it, I'll see if I can find it tomorrow.

Used to be heights didn't much bother me. Now? Uh uh. Nope.




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NO NO NO NO NO
just watching the vid gives me the shivers
 
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Originally posted by old rugged cross:
Its not the fall that is the issue, but the sudden stop is Eek


Deceleration trauma.
 
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Would it be easier for the worker to be delivered to the top via helicopter (like the aerial line workers are)?

Just thinking about fatigue related mistakes or tool management.




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You can hear the pulsing EM rad. The beacon lighting. My brother used to do this shit. Still runs a crew. We're told he doesn't climb anymore. It takes a special kind of crazy. Which he is.

I do believe I would be less afraid with the cloud deck below.
 
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Originally posted by two-two-niner-romeo:
I understand the gravity of the situation all too well. Eek

I see what you did there. Smile



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I got vertigo just watching the video. The cloud deck didn't help me. I have no idea how people manage to do that.




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