Home - by BigFurHat - December 17, 2012 - 20:15 America/New_York - 18 Comments
December 17th, 2012
So which is worst falling from 600 meters or 60 meters? I mean at least at 600 meters you’ve got a few seconds more to enjoy the rest of your life.
Never learned meters, but know 600 x 3 feet (my best recollection of meters to feet) is higher than I want to be.
Actually made it to 2 minutes.
Height is not my friend. Wind is not your friend in this job!
Well I made it to :14 before the acrophobia kicked in. Thanks for not letting that autoplay.
My anus puckered the entire video – and I am not usually scared of heights.
So we can land a rover on the moon but we have to send a man with a squeegee up there to clean windows.
Young man’s game…… And since the majority of falls in excess of 20′ (6 meters) result in death…..
Not enough money in the whole world to get me up there.
Nope. I couldn’t even click the start button. Just looking at the still image is enough to give me the heeby jeebies. My hats off to the fellows who can do this kind of work and keep a rational mindset.
If you ever post spelunking videos I won’t watch them either. Brrrrrrr.
Thanks BFH for the title, and thanks to all you commenters for your helpful suggestion.
There is no f’ing way I’m watching that video.
I knew a few guys who did this work in NYC. They are cut from a certain mold. Like the steel workers who built the Pan Am Building and the Empire State Building. (Pre OSHA). They know no fear.
Birdie Num Num
I’m glad they’re wearing those helmets for protection in case they fall off the building.
@Birdie Num Num — right? The rest of the body will be mush, but the head will only be cracked!
Yes Birdie/jclady. The helmets, or “crash helmets,” are insisted on by OSHA. The guys I knew wore baseball caps. I mean, what the hell?
The helmets keep enough of the head together to make a positive ID. The rest is just splatter.
If you angle the fall just right,and catchthe wind just so,you might be able to hit the water.:-P
@Moe tom – a melon smash is a melon smash. Gubmint regulations can’t change a thing.
Stranded in Sonoma
December 18th, 2012
My youngest son and I both have acrophobia. I showed him the video of the climb to the top of a guided tower. He damn near passed out. If I show him this one, I’ll be paying for headshrinker bills until I die.
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