And you thought your journey to work was tough


Smeggypants

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:42
This was posted at my forum Smeggy's a couple of days ago. I felt very queasy watching it and had to take breaks. but I was determined to stick it out.
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 21:29
It turned up over on Mud Club (4x4 forum) as well. The general opinion was "Pair of complete nutters"!
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 21:29
cardiff_gareth wrote:
I think i'll stick to my day job. I to had sweaty palms watching that, what a job - why would you want to climb it

Because it's there!??!

These guys are professional maintenance operatives, I would hope the pay is as high as the job.
Cheers, HG

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pentaxian450

Link Posted 26/09/2010 - 01:09
You just hope you don't need to go to the bathroom when you're up there. It's a looooong way to go...
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Technoblurb

Link Posted 26/09/2010 - 01:11
pentaxian450 wrote:
You just hope you don't need to go to the bathroom when you're up there. It's a looooong way to go...

Remind me never to stand under one of those things

Don

Link Posted 26/09/2010 - 02:16
I think my little guy could handle it...

here he is on a mountain hike:



we hiked from Banff to the mountian top, here is the view of where we started (building at the bottom of the mountian) from part way up:



We had Icecream at the top and took the cablecar down...



He probably could've hiked back down, but Dad apparently blew out his left butt cheek, and didn't wanna walk anymore...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/09/2010 - 05:38
Hardgravity wrote:
cardiff_gareth wrote:
I think i'll stick to my day job. I to had sweaty palms watching that, what a job - why would you want to climb it

Because it's there!??!

These guys are professional maintenance operatives, I would hope the pay is as high as the job.

It's obviously not as high as the cost of the safe and sensible option of lowering them from a helicopter to change the bulb in the beacon.
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Algernon

Link Posted 26/09/2010 - 10:17
These masts are usually on top of very cold hills, so they must be really cold at the top. The UK ones are only around 310m - 390m high but situated in places like Winter Hill, Lancashire where it is cold and bleak with sometimes 6ft of snow. One at Emley Moor, Yorkshire collapsed a few years ago.
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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 26/09/2010 - 10:20

sandy

Link Posted 26/09/2010 - 10:21
It was interesting to watch, but no way would go up there

Sandy
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