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Climbing a tower.

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Climbing a tower.

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I watch this occasionally and I don't know why because it scares me to death.
I am bad on heights but stuff like this makes me feel as if I'm up there with the guys and I'm frozen...and I don't mean cold.
Maybe it's the same as someone watching a really scary movie.
Could you do this job?
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Re: Climbing a tower.

That's scarier than any so-called scary movie I've ever seen. 
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I don't even need to look - No Way at all
I was bad enough 120 metres up on open mesh flooring so you could see the ground
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Re: Climbing a tower.

I don't mind heights as long as I feel safe.
Trouble is I don't think I'd feel safe on that.
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Could I do it?.. yes if the idiots at the NHS stopped trying to destroy me. Far less chance of the radio tower killing me than the NHS lol
Would I be scared? Terrified but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.. and if it does kill you then at least you had the guts to try!
Wouldn't you be annoyed if you dropped the replacement lightbulb though?  Cheesy
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Re: Climbing a tower.

Sack that,
Nerves of titanium, or what ?Huh
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Re: Climbing a tower.

Many years ago I was into rock climbing,I remember the first instructor said don't worry falling doesn't hurt .
However the sudden stop is a bit of a problem.
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Re: Climbing a tower.

Scarey but I wouldn't mind giving it a go.  Wonder how far I'd get Undecided
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I like when they get to the top and the commentator says "now this is the tricky bit" Shocked
The first 10 feet of actual free climbing would be tricky for me.
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Re: Climbing a tower.

As an ex radar engineer I used to climb ships masts to work on scanners, obviously no where near as high as that tower, I was once half way up a ladder on a forward Samson post on a Greek tanker as I stepped on one of the rungs it gave way, on closer examination nearly all the rungs had rusted through and the only thing holding them on was the coats of paint that had been applied over the years, needless to say I came down faster but more carefully than I had been going up, the dockyard had to fit complete new ladders to the post before any further work could be carried out. Shocked
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Re: Climbing a tower.

When I was 21 ( back in 1956) three of us went to Paris.
Back it those days it was possible to look over the panelling round the top platform of the Eiffel Tower so I was making paper planes from newspaper and seeing how long they'd fly  Smiley
First time I went up Blackpool Tower there were a couple of faces looking in at me - chaps cleaning windows. Standing on the glass panel and looking down was strange.
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Watched it with the sound off. Did wonder if those spiky items just before the last section were to deter trespassers.
Not for me though, I get dizzy on a step stool.
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Did wonder if those spiky items just before the last section were to deter trespassers.

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The good thing is you probably don't notice the one metre sway in the wind.
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