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    They call it The stairway to heaven!
    Just dont look down

    Not for me thanks *:D :D

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    you would want to take the right light bulb....

    i was getting vertigo just watching

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    Holy guacamole, not for me, I get dizzy standing on a chair to change a light bulb. :o

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    Been high and on some stuff that would make one shudder... The swaying was the thing that got me..

    These guys...

    Upper body strength and steroids in their backside.... That last bit on the outside of the red shaft... I am OK with... BUT IT WOULD BE MOVING !!!!


    Then they clip off onto some old crappy gal pipe :-? :o :o :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08272E2C3B042827282E2C242C273D490 link=1289517507/3#3 date=1289528911
    Been high and on some stuff that would make one shudder..
    Well the first step on the road to substance abuse reform is admitting you have a problem... oh, I see, you mean climbing towers and such. ;) :D

    That is insane. Whatever those guys are paid, it isnt enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 070D180F0F001412610 link=1289517507/4#4 date=1289529777
    Quote Originally Posted by 08272E2C3B042827282E2C242C273D490 link=1289517507/3#3 date=1289528911
    Been high and on some stuff that would make one shudder..
    Well the first step on the road to substance abuse reform is admitting you have a problem... oh, I see, you mean climbing towers and such. *;) :D

    That is insane. Whatever those guys are paid, it isnt enough.
    RBTL ;)

    However, if doing this job... No night before: Would be a prerequisite if ya ask me...

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    The trip from the top to the bottom should take around 12 seconds, depending on how you fall.

    If your not a regular skydiver the first 6 seconds are lost to sensory overload, from my limited experience the next 6 seconds would be spent frantically trying to grab something, anything.

    Couldnt even get one ristretto down in that little time!

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    I wonder who was filming from above ??

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    I started watching and was thinking...Yeah! I can do this job. Might have to work on my muscles a bit, but otherwise I can do this.

    I dont have a problem with heights as long as I trust the structure is sound, have a decent platform to stand on or am inside a cage or am hooked on a safety line. I dont even mind sway if I know I have a safety cage or line.

    Then he climbs out of the cage and "free climbs", not hooked on! :o Now Im thinking Noooo, I dont want to do this! Then he starts climbing that red part at the top...still not hooked on! :o :o :o And wearing what seems to be loose fitting dodgy gloves too. Definitely not for me!

    These guys are certified NUTS. I have had people committed to psychiatric institutions for less than that.

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    Yeah... :o

    Takes a special kind of person to do this stuff alright. Climbing 100 Metre Lighting Towers is about my limit....

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    Lordy!

    I love heights, and any time I see something like this it reminds me of the time when I worked on Sydneys Gateway building. We had some long, narrow slabs of marble to instal and I scored the job of standing on top of the express lift, stabilising the length of marble with one hand and holding on to the cable with the other. 40 odd floors, very fast, and in almost total darkness was an experience Ill never forget.

    Ah, the good old days! ;D

    Dont know that I could do this guys job though, especially with some of those safety harness placements! :o




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    Re: Could you ! Would you! Do This Job

    Quote Originally Posted by 0B2F262625251F0B2F332D2F400 link=1289517507/0#0 date=1289517507
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    One word, two letters, first letter is N............. :(

    Certified crazies

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    Re: Could you ! Would you! Do This Job

    PS: I just realised these guys are wearing helmets! That would make me feel a whole lot better...NOT!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 57767D7D7A60130 link=1289517507/12#12 date=1289559461
    PS: I just realised these guys are wearing helmets! That would make me feel a whole lot better...NOT!
    It makes it easier to identify the body if they can find a whole head. :)

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    Do you get a parachute? Thats absolutely nucking futs. Id rather scrub the toilets in the grossest brothel in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3438313C3C35590 link=1289517507/1#1 date=1289523987
    i was getting vertigo just watching
    Me too! I feel sick :P

    I think it would be ten times worse going down!

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    That voice sounds familiar.
    Reminds me of National Geographic, Microsoft Flight Simulator and the NASA narrator on the Hubble deep field discovery.
    I get dizzy :P on the top of my house. Climbing down for me is the hardest part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2C263324242B3F394A0 link=1289517507/4#4 date=1289529777
    Whatever those guys are paid, it isnt enough.
    My thoughts exactly.
    As for heights...Im glad Im not any taller.

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    No No No No No No!!!! * :o

    My heart is still galloping from watching that.

    Theres an ad on tele at the moment, the very first scene is a bloke jumping off some extremely high structure in a somersault (obviously base jumping). Freaks me out every time. (I dont know what the ad is for, I shout "No!" and run out of the room. Really.)

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    Could I?--Maybe, but Im not as young as I used to be.
    Would I--NOPE! :o Not on your life.

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    When I was a teacher, the fire department came out to our school and did their annual demonstration. We were in the big city so they brought out their aerial ladder which was 100 feet long like this one.

    They ran it up and a firefighter went to the top and ran the snorkel from up there and sprayed down the playground. I was standing next to the captain at the time and said how cool it was, and he asked, "Do you want to go up there?"

    I immediately replied, "SURE!"

    He turned to me with a facet hat looked like a sad puppy and said, "Im sorry. We arent allowed to put anyone up there. No one has ever said yes before."

    About seven years after that I ended up working as.. of all things... *a volunteer firefighter and did stuff most folks wouldnt dream of. Crazy stuff. Like fighting a wildland fire along the edge of a mountain canyon, at night, with smoke so thick you had to hold onto a rock and feel around with one foot to see if it was air or land that would be under your next possible step.

    But climbing a tower like that - free climbing? Im crazy, not stupid.

    And did you notice --- HE WAS WEARING A WRISTWATCH!? :o

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    I know of at least one person on here who did this as their job for several years. :)


    Java "But it wasnt me!" phile

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    I showed it to a mate who is a sparky, does rock climbing and does not have much work on at the moment...and he wasnt even keen.

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    If heights are not your thing for a career change maybe something a little closer to the ground. The helicopter bit would be fun but the rest Im not sure of.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA


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