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(English Russia)   Climbing a radio tower in Kiev (Not safe for Acrophobics)   (englishrussia.com) divider line 6
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2012-11-13 01:09:16 PM
Oh come one, it's no so...



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2012-11-13 01:09:58 PM
Stupid farking grammar...
 
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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.
 
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