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Scary Job

Youtube again, but not a job I'd fancy. 7 mins - climbing a transmission tower:
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Although the link no longer works, I posted this back in 2010:
How many men to change a lightbulb? (No, this isn't full of jokes)
It was then posted again a few months later - I think that was by artmo.
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I'm not good on heights and watching that video is very difficult for me. I have to force myself to continue.
I find it strange that although I'm not actually there I get the feelings that I would if I was.
If I was blindfolded and place atop that tower and blindfold removed they would have to chisel me off.
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Yes someone commented when I first posted it that they'd never had vertigo at the PC before. It is certainly one of those rare videos that can seriously make you a bit nervous especially on full screen lol
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@Strat,I know what you mean, I don't have a head for heights as well, I do suffer from vertigo watching some movies, such as Cliffhanger (1993) I seen that at the camera museum on there IMAX cinema, that did give me vertigo.
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Heights don't bother me too much if I can convince myself it's safe, but I imagine the worse thing about that tower is that it must sway a hell of a lot.
Because of that there must be some sort of max wind speed restriction on climbing.
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Heights are a strange thing,  and perceived safety appears to come into it.
I'm fairly nervous 10ft up a ladder,  but on an ascent of Snowdon via pinnacle ridge with a 1000+ft drop either side I was fine.
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I'm reasonably OK on natural surfaces (edge of cliffs or crevasses), but man made objects where there is very little underneath I find terrifying.
I couldn’t go on this

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Heights are a strange thing,  and perceived safety appears to come into it.

If you were to place a 6" wide 8ft plank of wood on the ground you would be able to walk along it without hesitation and without slipping or 'falling off'.
Now place the same plank of wood between two chairs. Can you still walk along it in the same carefree manner?

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I'm reasonably OK on natural surfaces (edge of cliffs or crevasses), but man made objects where there is very little underneath I find terrifying....
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Similar to the Grand Canyon Skywalk there's a tourist platform extending over the great hole at the site of the Kimberly Diamond Mine in South Africa. The structure shakes and flexes as people walk on it.
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I once saw a picture of a bathroom where the entire floor was a completely realistic picture of a scene taken at 1000 feet.
That is one bathroom where I would happily use the nearest public convenience.
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This one would worry me:-

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Yes that's a definite underwear changer.
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This one would worry me:-

That is one Lift I would not use.  Shocked
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Reminds me of the lift in my wife's family's lift  in the block of flats back in Ukraine. Lots of holes in the floor and walls. Plus it screeches all the way. Extremely small and claustrophobic, too Sad

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