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It's a long way up --

wait for the intro to finish, and then hold on  . . . and don't look down . . .  

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http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

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It would have to a seven figure number (first a first number being greater than 0) for me to go up there.  Well, that and a lifetime supply of diapers (I fully expect to need most of them on the way up).

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I climbed a water tower once with 2 cans of spray paint. No effin way would I climb the tower in the video.
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When I was watching it I didn't have any distractions and I was really watching it.  My heart rate increased and my hands got sweaty.

I would have locked onto that thing about 50 feet up and they would have had to get a crane to remove me.
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Just got back from the bathroom.  I'm feeling better now ...

That was amazing!
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I think my price tag starts at $30,000,000,000 and goes up from there.
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There isn't enough money in the world to get me to free climb it the way that guy did.  If I had some sort of rigging that I was certain would absolutely secure me to the tower so it was impossible for me to fall, I would do it.  But, I think it would still take a LOT of money!
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i turned it off after 2 min.
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Eight figures before even considering it. I'm still trying to pry my mid-section out . I once climbed a 3-story starch silo at work to replace a windsock on a narrow rail. You get a lot more tired than you think just holding on. 
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that over look of hoover damn scares me. its one thing to be 50-60ft off the ground but seriously 1800 ft free climb!Loco no thanks
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That little flutter in the bottom of your belly just lets you know your alive! Come on guys! After all just a four foot fall can kill you... and probably does kill a lot more people than those radio towers.
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And I was expecting the guy to jump off with a parachute.
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

That little flutter in the bottom of your belly just lets you know your alive! Come on guys! After all just a four foot fall can kill you... and probably does kill a lot more people than those radio towers.
  LOL,...it's not the fall that worries me... it's that sudden stop!
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

That little flutter in the bottom of your belly just lets you know your alive! Come on guys! After all just a four foot fall can kill you... and probably does kill a lot more people than those radio towers.

generally a fall twice your own height is considered deadly, course the landing manner determines a lot. and yes i do believe that more people in this country die from a fall of some form than from any other "trauma" related mechanism of injury.

this is unreal though, you could fall off that damn thing and have enough time to eat your last meal, poop (and wipe) scream twice and poop again before you hit the ground.
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I hear ya Pyro, I'd make ink like a squid. 
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I would LOVE to climb it...
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

That little flutter in the bottom of your belly just lets you know your alive! Come on guys! After all just a four foot fall can kill you... and probably does kill a lot more people than those radio towers.


That little flutter was my a**hole trying to find its way back out of my belly after watching that.
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& the guy carried a tool bag to booth.1800' to change a light bulbLoco
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I got nervous just watching him.  Those tower climbers and high steel walkers are a breed of their own AND I'M NOT ONE OF THEM.

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Pretty scary.  I was puckered up. 
 
I used to work ironwork when I was young and crazy.  But the highest I ever walked around on a steel I beam was 60 feet.  I also climbed up derricks in the oilfield.  After the first 90 feet you had to get off the belt and free climb up the rest of the way to the crown....about another 110 feet. 
 
If you were offshore, the drill floor was on the deck of the platform--so that may have been 100 feet above the surface of the ocean.  So, if I climbed up the derrick, I would have been about 300 feet above the water.  That was pretty exciting. 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I used to love heights when I was younger and climbed water towers, forest fire watch towers, geo-survey towers and anything else I could find!!!
 
Then I fell out of a huge old Oak tree in Florida from about 30ft.  One of the boards that were nailed to the limb for steps split lengthwise and came off the nails.  I can remember looking at the board in my hands and thinking this is gonna hurt!  It DID!!!  Luckily I rolled backward down the limb for at least 10 feet breaking several boards I had just tranversed before going completely air board and landing flat on my back in a large pile of leaves.  The leaves saved my life but the wind was knocked out of me so bad I couldn't breathe for what seemed like forever. That was even scarier than falling!
 
I now have a health respect for heights and don't even like to get on my own roof! Clown
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An 1800 ft antenna tower would experience several feet of sway in even a light breeze and they are free climbing?!?!?!?  NOT ME!!!! Cool
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No thanks! I don't care how high I get ...as long as I keep one foot on the ground at all times.
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They say the top of towers can sway up to 8'.  The height doesn't bother me ( as I make the statement from my chair) but the climbing up the tube with the rod steps welded to the outside is probably my breaking point.  My mind doesn't trust it.  If I know IT won't go, I'm fine.  Sure you get used to it after a while.  Was surprised they were wearing leather gloves.
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