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09-21-2010 11:10 PM
Geoff@Bestop I'm not sure why, but I think I could do the high parachute jumps (not the insane one in that video, though) easier than the climbing.

I think it has to do with this: on the jump, you know you're going to fall. That's the whole point. With the climb, you're spending all that time working hard not to fall.
09-21-2010 08:01 PM
WellsR
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Originally Posted by hardy1531 View Post
You know, I like heights. I really do, but this is just crazy! good for those guys. I work off a 75ft Truck Company, and I thought that was cool.
ahahahah add few thousand more feet. Then youll be cool.

j.k j.k
09-21-2010 07:43 PM
hardy1531 You know, I like heights. I really do, but this is just crazy! good for those guys. I work off a 75ft Truck Company, and I thought that was cool.
09-21-2010 03:11 PM
N39-W120 YouTube - SO BASE 2000ft Antenna
09-21-2010 02:39 PM
yj-genral yeh i kept telling myself that guy is just plain stupid LOL... i did get alittle light headed watching that video.

and btw ^^^^^ the people in the tents arent as crazy as the guy taking the picture!!!!! thats just crazy.

and nice video of the kittinger jump, never heard of that before.
09-20-2010 12:33 PM
Walkingstick Besides everyone... You haven't lived until you've almost died.
09-20-2010 12:32 PM
Walkingstick
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Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy
you couldn't pay me enough money to do that.
I'd do it for free.
09-20-2010 12:31 PM
Walkingstick
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins
Once you get so high its not bad (not that I could do it LOL, still made me dizzy watching it)

This is amazing too this dude jumped from 31km 10X,000 feet, just stunning he could see the entire planet from there!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvRG7LzKcDA]

BTW ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?!
First HALO jump was in the sixties(non combat HALO) and it was done at 100,658 ft I believe... Did it from a weathe balloon. Hit max velocity of 250mph.
First combat HALO jump was done by SOG.
09-20-2010 12:16 PM
bobjenkins Once you get so high its not bad (not that I could do it LOL, still made me dizzy watching it)

This is amazing too this dude jumped from 31km 10X,000 feet, just stunning he could see the entire planet from there!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvRG7LzKcDA]

BTW ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?!
09-20-2010 11:56 AM
jcf Oh no, I would not be able to do that, very scary
09-20-2010 09:54 AM
Ibuildembig Just get your climbers license ...there's always a need for one
09-19-2010 09:14 PM
WellsR That is amazing. I would love to have that job
09-19-2010 06:03 PM
mrcarcrazy you couldn't pay me enough money to do that.
09-19-2010 03:50 PM
Ibuildembig Its great money though....I pay our guy a dollar per foot and 30.00 per hour when hes at the top working.
09-19-2010 03:35 PM
Walkingstick Looks fun
09-19-2010 03:11 PM
Jerry Bransford OMG OMG OMG, heights just scare the hell out of me. I climbed a few short antenna towers and poles in the AF but they were only 35-50' and that was bad enough.

I just don't see how they get used to doing heights like that, I would freeze up and they'd have to frigging rescue me.

That guy on World's Toughest Fixes did a climb like that once to replace a TV transmitter antenna and it was about that height. He didn't seemed fazed at all about it.

Wow, just wow... my toes were curling and went cold watching that video!
09-19-2010 11:35 AM
Jerrodma I would be crying and peeing my pants! They need parachutes!
09-19-2010 10:50 AM
yotefever
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Originally Posted by weirdodaddy View Post
Wow. Didn't realize that was my first post. I'm generally a lurker. I use the search function and tend to find my issues resolved in someone elses posts before I ask any questions.

This is a great video. It depicts the job just as it is. I don't climb much any more. It was fun when I did it. You just have to put safety first. And take your time. Each move is calculated. If you drop something, like a tool you will need, it's a long way down to go get it. I know to most folks it's just amazing that anyone does this. To the guys that do it, just another day at the office.

Doug
I was working at out power plant a couple of years ago and when working up high we had lanyards tied to our tools so we didn't give them away to people on the ground
09-19-2010 12:09 AM
weirdodaddy Wow. Didn't realize that was my first post. I'm generally a lurker. I use the search function and tend to find my issues resolved in someone elses posts before I ask any questions.

This is a great video. It depicts the job just as it is. I don't climb much any more. It was fun when I did it. You just have to put safety first. And take your time. Each move is calculated. If you drop something, like a tool you will need, it's a long way down to go get it. I know to most folks it's just amazing that anyone does this. To the guys that do it, just another day at the office.

Doug
09-18-2010 11:51 PM
Ageless Stranger Good first post WD. Welcome to WF.
09-18-2010 11:48 PM
weirdodaddy I have worked in radio for more than 22 years. This video isn't really that big of a deal. There are guys who do this every day. I did it for several years. It's just funny to me that it's burning up the internet right now. Anything above about 20 feet will kill you when you hit the ground.

The view is amazing up that high. The noises from the ground go away. All you can hear is usually your breathing and the wind. I have been up on towers and looked down on planes flying by. They also sway quite a bit at the top. Climbing down is much easier and faster than climbing up. I would have to stop every 50 feet or so and rest for a few minutes.

I know it looks amazing... and it is. But to some guys, it's just a job and they do it every day.

Doug
09-16-2010 08:47 PM
Ageless Stranger Wow. That scared the crap out of me just watching it.
09-16-2010 08:31 PM
yjkid95 I'd give it a try don't know how far id get but still would try.
09-16-2010 08:20 PM
TR3YNGLER I hate heights! (unless I'm flying a plane).
09-16-2010 08:14 PM
VVCG33 Our engineer at the radio station still climbs up our tower and he is mid 60s....Hasn't missed a single day of work in 41 years though!
09-16-2010 08:10 PM
G54 I'm nauseous.
09-16-2010 04:48 PM
Geoff@Bestop I read a story about the guy who operated the crane at the top of the worlds tallest building; they finished it last year in Dubai.

He way saying how it took so long to get up to his crane that sometimes he just slept in it. Avoided going all the way down, and all the way back the next day.

And most of that trip was with elevators.

How long would it take to climb 1,500 feet?
09-16-2010 03:17 PM
phantomofrussia
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Originally Posted by biffman View Post
I can't even go to the top rung of my step ladder without breaking out in a cold sweat and hanging on for dear life. That job would be my personal definition of hell.
But think of it this way. You climb up that tower and then when you have to climb your step ladder you would not even be scared...
09-16-2010 03:14 PM
biffman I can't even go to the top rung of my step ladder without breaking out in a cold sweat and hanging on for dear life. That job would be my personal definition of hell.
09-16-2010 03:08 PM
phantomofrussia
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Originally Posted by RatherBNmexico View Post
I'm shaking just watching the video
I would have to go up with a parachute, skydive the way down!
haha, I was just thinking that. Just skydive back down, would make the trip down so much faster and much more pleasant.
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