Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(English Russia)   Climbing a radio tower in Kiev (Not safe for Acrophobics)   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Kiev, radio towers, transmitters, point-blank range, stand-up, antennas, waveguides, Sauron  
•       •       •

456 clicks; posted to FarkUs » on 13 Nov 2012 at 12:58 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

6 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
2012-11-13 01:09:16 PM  
Oh come one, it's no so...

2012-11-13 01:09:58 PM  
Stupid farking grammar...
2012-11-13 01:46:57 PM  
I think I'd be too....chicken.
2012-11-13 01:53:53 PM  
2012-11-13 03:13:45 PM  
Acrophobics sounds like the name of some sort of high-intensity mash-up workout routine like doing parkour to get away from spiders.
2012-11-13 08:34:55 PM  

Summoner101: I'd rather watch the video

Whoever the climber was in that video has horrible safety practices. He's rarely hooked up to anything the entire climb, then goes on to use the huge hook for hooking onto the slim rungs for a break. At one point the narrator says "This is called free climbing, meaning that no safety lines are used. It's easier, faster, and most tower workers climb this way." And even goes on to say later in the video that OSHA allows for it (here's a hint, it doesn't)

As for TFA, that tower is in pretty bad shape, doesn't look like anyone has done any kind of real maintenance on it and there's loads of rust on various turnbuckles, guide wires, and pretty heavy rust on the legs and crossbeams. It'll likely hold for a few more years, but I would start looking at replacement cost and location. Fantastic view though.

/climbs towers at work occasionally
//"Tie or Die" you damned fool!
///won't go much further than 150-170ish feet anymore though, arthritis and carpal tunnel are a biatch to deal with when climbing.
Displayed 6 of 6 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.

In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.