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Author Topic: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?  (Read 4362 times)

zridling

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Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« on: September 15, 2010, 11:10:56 PM »
Check out this incredible Point-of-View tower climbing video in full screen mode before it gets taken down!
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=gQv-o5Kgbko

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I lose my stomach just watching it! (via The Online Engineer blog)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 11:26:35 PM by zridling »

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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 11:18:03 PM »
Dumb question: Why not pack a parachute to get to the ground quickly?

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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 11:19:53 PM »
More crazy climbing at the 2:15 mark:
http://www.youtube.c...ture=player_embedded

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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 12:01:03 AM »
Dumb question: Why not pack a parachute to get to the ground quickly?

Because if you were in a hurry you'd get to the ground faster without one. :Thmbsup:


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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 02:35:48 AM »
i like the bit where he starts doing pull-ups (chin-ups).

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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 04:59:44 AM »
wow,
that got the adrenalin going - I'm a bit scared of heights :)

There were a few stages there - going from one section to the next - that looked relatively difficult.
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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 05:24:30 AM »
Jeez... It just gives me the creeps watching it.
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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 05:37:13 AM »
Now that brought back some memories :'(

Built & worked on towers for 16yrs (2nd Generation, Dad did it for close to 40yrs). Granted we mostly worked on Cellular Towers, but I've been to the top (and all points in between) of the old Ch6 tower in Homestead, FL (blown down by Andrew).

My personal best: 7 towers in one day for a total of 1,353ft (antenna testing for AT&T).

And tomos I was and still am afraid of heights (it could take me up ten minutes to get myself psyched up), but once up there and working you couldn't beat the view.
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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 10:58:55 AM »
Now that brought back some memories.... I was and still am afraid of heights (it could take me up ten minutes to get myself psyched up), but once up there and working you couldn't beat the view.

You are CRAZY man!!

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Re: Is Antenna Climbing the Scariest Job Ever?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 10:04:16 PM »
Now that brought back some memories.... I was and still am afraid of heights (it could take me up ten minutes to get myself psyched up), but once up there and working you couldn't beat the view.

You are CRAZY man!!

I prefer the term "Functionally Non-sane" :P
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