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    This would not be the job for your then. Wonder what this man makes an hour doing this. It is not enough.

    YouTube - Climbing high broadcast tower

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    Dang, my stomach was doing flip flops just watching the video!
    No thank you, not me, not gonna happen!
    Next question is who goes after one of these guys if they get in trouble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    This would not be the job for your then. Wonder what this man makes an hour doing this. It is not enough.

    YouTube - Climbing high broadcast tower
    Just watching that kept a certain part of my anatomy tightened up through the entire clip

    Which of these salaries do you think he should be aligned with....maybe one of the useless assistants salaries for the city manager of Fort Worth.

    Please tell me what makes any of these jobs worth these kind of salaries

    Fisseler Dale A City Manager $226,595 Montgomery Karen Lynne Assistant City Manager $176,134 Daniels Charles W Assistant City Manager $169,957 Higgins Thomas M Assistant City Manager $169,957 Costa Fernando Assistant City Manager $169,957 Harwood John Randle Executive Asst To City Manager $151,403 Rademaker A Douglas Executive Asst To City Manager $150,717 Smart Carl L Executive Asst To City Manager $146,266 Rector Reid Government Affairs Coordinator $145,933 Weatherby Cynthia A Sr Assistant To City Manager $128,752 Garrett Bridgette G Sr Assistant To City Manager $128,336 Johnson Dunia M Sr Assistant To City Manager $118,456 Beck James B Sr Assistant To City Manager $115,003 Rauscher Mark J Sr Assistant To City Manager $109,990 Patterson Thomas J Jr Governmental Affairs Liason $104,270 Smoot Donald G Sr Assistant To City Manager $95,514 Little Shirley A Assistant To City Manager $88,774 Ortiz Juan Manuel Emergency Management Coord $88,712 Westerman C Randy Cable Services Manager $78,707 Lamers Jason Assistant To City Manager $78,707 Wells Keith L Sr Emergency Mgmt Officer $76,378 Thornton Mark W Human Services Manager $73,736 Carter Eric Raymond Grants Manager $67,163 Griffin Fredy D Sr It Tech Support Analyst $66,685 Jones Alice J Emergency Mgmt Officer Ii $63,294 Brown Jo Ann C Management Analyst II $62,213 Collins Sheree Denise Sr Management Analyst $60,882 Espinoza Gilberto J Management Analyst II $60,570 Cummins Richard Aaron Management Analyst II $57,138 Campos Ramon Antonio It Programmer/Analyst Ii $54,205


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Dang, my stomach was doing flip flops just watching the video!
    No thank you, not me, not gonna happen!
    Next question is who goes after one of these guys if they get in trouble?

    I agee with you Jim. My hands were sweaty from just watching it. If these guys get in trouble I sure they'd just let them rot. Heck, they are already half-way to heaven looks like.

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    "Ok, Frank, hand me the wrench."" What, I thought you were bringing the wrench."

    Are those thunder clouds I see there? Not a good place to be during a lightning storm.
    An electrician buddy got the contract one time to change light bulbs on towers at the local airport. It wasn't worth it.

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    Nice video... but every weekend thousands of rock climbers do something similar, but far more difficult.

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    According to this data, being pregnant is more hazardous than rock climbing.

    Data on Climbing Accidents and Fatalities — All Climbing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    According to this data, being pregnant is more hazardous than rock climbing.

    Data on Climbing Accidents and Fatalities €” All Climbing
    difficult <> hazardous.

    Any serious rock-climber would look at that antenna and think: "Please... That's so Borrrrring..."

    There's little challenge to a climb with generous and regular handholds.

    Now THIS, OTOH:



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    Well, got to say that you won't find this boy climbing tower, rocks, or having babies.
    I've often said if it were up to men to have the babies, there would be only one kid per family.
    I don't need to climb the tower or the rock even once.

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    On the other hand, that guy on the rock has sh*t for brains in my opinion. Why risk your life to say you climbed up the side of some rock. C'mon, seriously why take the risk? I'm sure you'll come back about the challenge crap or the feeling of achievement making to the top.

    BS! I say. Have to explain to this guy's family on how he fell and busted his head and his brains were scattered a mile out. Tell his loved ones that and see if they agree with you, "Oh he just loved to scale rocks."

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    Well

    The guys on the tower are getting paid. I seriously doubt it is enough for that kind of risk.

    The guy on the rocks is not getting paid. I believe his problem is he is trying to overcome both heads being to small.


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    Ted,

    Your right. If it was that exciting to scale that rock I wouldn't be able to snug up against that rock as such.

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    These guys should do base jumping Take the fast way down...

    I like the little platform with the light on top the first guy gets on top you can see he is very comfortable standing on top it look like he let go (no hands) then you see him hook up then the second guy just climbs up and get on top of that little plate with the light I would be saying just stay there theirs not enough room for you up hear Stop shaking everything What the ^#%* Do you think you doing... And on and on and on... L.O.L.

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    the video is no longer available. something about copyright

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    Just watched the video again.

    1700 feet above the earth

    counting on each one of those little steel rungs to still be securely welded in place. I do not think I want to be the tester that everything you grab is still secure. Climbing a rock face tied off pales to this nightmare. Once to the top of the tower you are free climbing. Every hand hold is your life line. You are not tied off all the way to the top once leaving that tower.

    And that is how to climb to the top of a transmission tower.....NOW YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALL AGAIN....BACKWARDS to get down. Standing on the absolute top holding on with one hand. Now you have to bend over to work.



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    Default Re: Scared of Heights?

    It's only 150 ft of climbing - they take an elevator up to about 1600 ft.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Corn Walker View Post
    It's only 150 ft of climbing - they take an elevator up to about 1600 ft.

    Forgot about the elevator. It's that last 150 that will take 20 years off your life in a short time.


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    Default Re: Scared of Heights?

    I've been mountain climbing - as long as you're not an idiot it's challenging but pretty safe. Now I stick to climbing gym walls.

    From 1750 ft it takes about 15-20 seconds to reach the ground depending on the person and how fast or slow they're trying make the process.


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    I am glad that I am too fat for that job. So they only had to climb the last 150 ft? Hell, for minute there I thought they were doing something.


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    I had to look away during the video as I was getting vertigo watching this.


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    How come by the time I get to this video it's taken offline b/c of copyright infringement??? That's twice now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB Thompson View Post
    How come by the time I get to this video it's taken offline b/c of copyright infringement??? That's twice now.
    Your too slow as they are grabbing them off the web fast.
    This one is good as of now.....Stairway to Heaven ? Climbing a 1786 ft Tower - Video Fantastica!


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    wow

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    Hi, ALL &

    * Being rather fond of heights, I'd almost pay for the chance to get up there...

    Any other takers ?


    CHEERS !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Duxbury View Post
    Hi, ALL &

    * Being rather fond of heights, I'd almost pay for the chance to get up there...

    Any other takers ?


    CHEERS !
    What would be cool is if he had a sport chute on and did a free dive to get down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Duxbury View Post
    Hi, ALL &

    * Being rather fond of heights, I'd almost pay for the chance to get up there...

    Any other takers ?


    CHEERS !
    I might try it, but I'm not paying

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