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Higher and higher

Posted September 21, 2010

Whenever I drive to Clayton on Business 70, I always gawk at the three big TV transmission towers out there.  They hold the antennae for most of the local TV stations and many of the local radio stations.  They're all 2,000 feet tall, and people have to climb them sometimes to do maintenance work.

Here's a great video of what it's like to climb a 1,700 foot tower.  I can feel my head spinning as I watch it.  Thanks to my pal Mike Moss for sharing this with me!


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  • happy Sep 22, 2010

    I seriously can't watch it. I was ok when he was in the triangle area. But when he went out on the little ladder steps, I had to close it. My hands are sweating.

  • 10hummingbirds Sep 21, 2010

    Oh my!!! There is no way I would climb that. They couldn't pay me enough either. I couldn't even watch the whole video, I was getting queazy from it...LOL

  • thefensk Sep 21, 2010

    Amazing stuff. A new definition for the term "take another break" ... whew.
    Actually, I would like to see the down trip too. Just like mountain climbing ... when you get to the top you have only gone half-way.

  • quit_whining Sep 21, 2010

    Oh my...what's the saying? Not enough money in Fort Knox...

  • happy Sep 21, 2010

    I'm recovering from a bad bout of vertigo yesterday. I'm going to hold off watching this till I'm sure my lunch will stay in my stomach!

  • 3stoogesfan Sep 21, 2010

    Whew! They couldn't pay me enough to do that job!!!

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