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#322637 - 09/15/10 03:03 PM Afraid of heights?
pmbuko Offline
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This helmet-cam video of a technician free-climbing to the top of a 1768-ft transmission tower made me uneasy. (An elevator got him most of the way up,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txdv_oNq81I#t=0m22s
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#322641 - 09/15/10 03:13 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: pmbuko]
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I guess part 2 is how to get down from a 1768 ft transmission tower...I hope it's not a 5 second clip!
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#322645 - 09/15/10 03:20 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: Adrian]
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"Uneasy"?!?! I thought I was going to puke.
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#322656 - 09/15/10 03:34 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: tomtuttle]
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I've turned down ....FAR.... lesser videos!
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#322659 - 09/15/10 03:36 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Added to bucket list.
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#322661 - 09/15/10 03:39 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: fredk]
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Like, you have to have a bucket in front of you when you watch the video?

OK, then it's on mine, too.
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#322663 - 09/15/10 03:40 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: fredk]
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That's crazy.

Especially how it made my knees knock from just watching that video.
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#322667 - 09/15/10 03:43 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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That's just nuts!

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#322693 - 09/15/10 05:16 PM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: CatBrat]
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The company I work for has 200' towers. I've been up on one. The height itself wasn't bad, but the climb was. I don't think I could physically do over 8x that.
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#322801 - 09/16/10 01:13 AM Re: Afraid of heights? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Oh, crap, I'm too late to watch it.

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