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(National Geographic)   The scariest places in the world to stand. Between your wife and your girlfriend suspiciously absent   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 88
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2014-01-23 01:16:24 AM  

gadian: Peki: /the only reason I don't like heights is because I get the urge to jump

I thought that was just me.  It is the weirdest thing.


It's called the High Place Phenomenon (for now)
 
2014-01-23 01:17:35 AM  

Brainsick: Another shot from Kauai, this one is from a radio tower and it's only 80 feet up

sweet dreams!


I know someone that does that
 
2014-01-23 01:23:06 AM  
Vertigo, how does it work?
 
2014-01-23 01:26:36 AM  
Ha, that chain looks MUCH more secure than some of the cables I've used while mountain climbing, even had one bolt pull out while on a ledge narrower than my foot with a couple hundred foot drop, took the pucker factor to 11 =)
www.alpinsport.si
/was really wishing I had on climbing shoes instead of hiking boots
 
2014-01-23 01:30:39 AM  

cmunic8r99: Nope.
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More pics here.


I've climbed similar holy mountains in China. I'd probably go there if given the chance.
 
2014-01-23 01:30:57 AM  

robodog: Ha, that chain looks MUCH more secure than some of the cables I've used while mountain climbing, even had one bolt pull out while on a ledge narrower than my foot with a couple hundred foot drop, took the pucker factor to 11 =)
[www.alpinsport.si image 244x325]
/was really wishing I had on climbing shoes instead of hiking boots


The helmet is cute


/that's so it's easier to compare against dental records, right?
 
2014-01-23 01:38:27 AM  
The helmet is in case a careless person higher on the mountain kicks a small to medium size rock loose, even a 3" piece of granite has a hell of a lot of energy near terminal velocity.
 
2014-01-23 01:43:09 AM  
Once you've climbed a big wall, nothing else will ever scare you again.
 
2014-01-23 01:59:34 AM  
when I was 14, spent a couple weeks at a friends house in Midland, Tx. The older kid was in to ham radios a lot, and his Dad installed a 140' tower in the backyard for him. His Mom said no, but late one night, her used some 12-2 electrical wire as a safety line, and I climeb it, not looking down until I reached the top. The house looked really small from up there. t breakfast, he told his Mom, and boy was she mad.
 
2014-01-23 02:07:46 AM  
ic.pics.livejournal.com

"The missus and the ex. Welcome to every man's worst nightmare."
 
2014-01-23 02:15:45 AM  
None of those would bother me, but standing on a perfectly sound bridge as flash flooding water passes under it scares the crap out of me. Something about the water. I had a similar problem with a lake in Michigan. I'm used to lakes in Arizona, being that they're just dammed up canyons and there is always higher ground, but that lake looked and felt like it was at the same elevation as the ground I was standing on and could drift my way at any moment. It was a strange experience, I might have been on something.
 
2014-01-23 02:18:37 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ticiUrIrU

Just sayin'


No thanks, I'd much rather shoot bath salts into my eyeballs than watch that, much less actually DO it.
 
2014-01-23 02:18:40 AM  
lh4.googleusercontent.com
This place was a little bit terrifying.
But sweet damn was it fun getting there.
 
2014-01-23 02:19:43 AM  

gadian: Peki: /the only reason I don't like heights is because I get the urge to jump

I thought that was just me.  It is the weirdest thing.


The only reason I felt comfortable saying that is because I know I'm not the only one.

/also get a similar urge to breathe underwater. The rational part of your brain is all "WTF?! Stop it!"
 
2014-01-23 02:33:13 AM  

KradDrol: drjekel_mrhyde: [img.fark.net image 248x193]

What...what is that from?


"Amok Time", the episode where Spock begins the  pon farr.
 
2014-01-23 03:01:18 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-23 03:50:43 AM  

kevinatilusa: [upload.wikimedia.org image 600x900]

Kjeragbolten


I came in here to post this. Thank you.

// haven´t been there myself, but its on my summer list
 
2014-01-23 03:51:21 AM  

Peki: /the only reason I don't like heights is because I get the urge to jump


Good to know I'm not alone.

I can hear Lordfortuna having heart palpitations from these pictures, and he's an hour away and asleep right now.
 
2014-01-23 03:54:09 AM  
Oh - and you can't forget Trolltunga:

upload.wikimedia.org

Norway - a land without guardrails.
 
2014-01-23 04:25:56 AM  

gadian: Peki: /the only reason I don't like heights is because I get the urge to jump

I thought that was just me.  It is the weirdest thing.


Same here. Why is that I wonder?
 
2014-01-23 04:28:42 AM  
El Camino del Ray...

I ended up corresponding with Daniel Ahnen several years ago about how he shot this.  Was sad to hear that he died in an accident back in May of 2010.  He used a steadicam jr on some of his videos... which left only one hand to hold on with.

 
2014-01-23 04:32:33 AM  

skinink: It's not standing, but I thought those rides on top of the Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas are scary.


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I'm afraid of heights, but was drunk enough to go along with riding the "Bigshot". Not drunk enough for the rollercoaster, though. Fark that shiat.

Anyway. Weirdest experience. Thanks to the magic of adrenaline, I went from drunk to sober in the 30 seconds the ride took. Or felt sober, at least.
 
2014-01-23 05:36:57 AM  
Between Drew and a beer
 
2014-01-23 06:17:05 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: El Camino del Ray...

I ended up corresponding with Daniel Ahnen several years ago about how he shot this.  Was sad to hear that he died in an accident back in May of 2010.  He used a steadicam jr on some of his videos... which left only one hand to hold on with.


Funk that.
 
2014-01-23 06:53:32 AM  
So much nope.
Nope nope nope.
 
2014-01-23 07:16:10 AM  
*nopeoctopus.jpg*

My fear of heights, or whatever you want to call it, may be irrational, but it prevents me from going out on ledges.
 
2014-01-23 07:33:52 AM  

little big man: Big wall climbers beg to differ - stand in a pair of etriers day after day and a portaledge seems safe by comparison:

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I hope they fall.   Rock climbers are some of the douchiest people I've met.
 
2014-01-23 08:00:40 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x356]
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Russians got them all beat.


Farking Russians are crazy.
 
2014-01-23 08:01:21 AM  

ekdikeo4: Between that NJ governor and a pie?

Frankly, I love being right in the middle of my SO and her gf. Yay me!


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2014-01-23 08:30:03 AM  
The Titlis Cliff Walk where you'll be scared sh*tless.
 
2014-01-23 08:46:57 AM  
No CN Towner edge walk? I'm disappointed.

www.cbc.ca
 
2014-01-23 08:52:39 AM  
my mouse is so sweaty right now.
 
2014-01-23 10:58:08 AM  
Work in Chicago, finally got around to the skydeck recently playing tour guide for some out of town friends. I've been sky diving, done bungee a dozen times, even the terminal velocity back when Wis. Dells had that going.

I completely get the engineering involved, mentally I knew it was perfectly safe, watched a group of grade school kids jumping up and down in the cube and bang on the windows. I still had a hell of a tough time walking out over Wacker Drive and looking down. You can see how thick the glass is, and yet my brain kept screaming at me to get off the thing.
 
2014-01-23 11:20:04 AM  
The scariest places in the world to stand. Between your wife and your girlfriend suspiciously absent

Because fark is just full up with guys that have relationships with two women.  Way to be relevant and connect with your audience.
 
2014-01-23 11:25:10 AM  
Devil's Pool:

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2014-01-23 12:44:13 PM  

Peki: /the only reason I don't like heights is because I get the urge to jump


You are talking about the call of the void.  I get it too.
 
2014-01-23 02:42:00 PM  
Have done many climbs in the Red River Gorge area of KY.  Lots of 100'+ climbs (5.6-513/14), but little in the way of sweeping views that might cause vertigo/dizziness.

CSB:  I was doing a 150', 2-pitch climb on Seneca Rock in W. Va. when a W.Va. Air National Guard fighter came rumbling up the valley floor at about 300'.  I was standing on a 1' ledge, clipped into some 50+ year-old pitons left by WWII soldiers who trained on those rocks.  I was belaying my partner to the top when it passed several hundred feet below me.  I watched it go by, and then completely freaked out.  Took me about 10 minutes to get over the exposure and complete the climb to the top.  Something in my head said there was something SO wrong about watching a jet pass under you while in flight.
 
2014-01-23 07:30:38 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: Devil's Pool:


One of the few things I will absolutely not even consider doing, being a longtime kayaker/rafter I have way too much earned respect for the power of moving water for my mind to allow that to happen. The heights don't bother me, heck I flipped over the bar at the top of niagara falls, but the idea of being that close to moving water near an edge like that just freaks me out.
 
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