Climbing a transmission tower

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    Climbing a transmission tower

    Have you guys seen this video?

    As an electrician, I've had to do some high work, but nothing like this. I got dizzy just watching the video

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    I am amazed that OSHA allows them to third class.

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    Thats crazy!!!
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    And when I was a volunteer firefighter my friends thought I was nuts for climbing a one hundred foot ariel ladder. It takes a special kind of crazy to climb like those guys!
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    I climbed a 150' Ham radio tower awhile back, and that was enough for me. No way.
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    Nothing like an early morning climb to get the day started.

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    Being in construction, I got over the fear of heights early in life but, .... I can't go 20' into a cave before the panic sets in.
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    I am a Broadcast Engineer. I know a lot of these guys. They are all pretty crazy for the most part. They are fun to hang around but crazy all the same.

    I once rode the elevator to the 1600 foot level of the tower for the station I worked at in Alabama. But I did not step off the elevator. I just took a look around and came right back down. I like heights but wow, that was crazy scary!
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    I'll pass, not a job for me.
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    I hope they are wearing a parachute.

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    I get vertigo just thinking about that.

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    I've climbed 150' light poles before. I've climbed up 200' grain elevators that swayed in the wind connected to ground with steel cables. I'm currently working contract jobs in a 60' gas powered boom lift. Heights were one of those things that never really bothered me........until I started getting up in years. I love the thrill and the workout, but I'm thinking I'm over the hill for that kind of sport now. Of course..........it might come down to the pay. At one time, I made double time for anything over 100'. Those were the days.

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    I've climbed that high on El Cap, but not third class.

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    I have a fear of heights. Not a hyper crazy phobea or anything. I can get up on my two story roof or climb a ladder but just watching that video was FREAKING me out. I had to turn it off.
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    Yeah!

    Saw this friday evening.

    Guys are on some narcotics for sure.
    First its the elevator to the 1600 ft.
    2nd. its climbing on the rungs provided, for around 75 ft.
    Lastly its shimmying up the pole like Cheetah in an old Tarzan movie for 60 ft. or so.

    Well there's nuts , and then theres this.
    I would'nt do this for 1/2 million a year , and only worked one day a year.



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