/ Seriously scary job
Any of you young guys fancy an outdoor job with plenty of fresh air? Like rope access work but without the ropes: it certainly looks more exciting than cleaning windows.
Incidentally, I don't understand why they don't adopt a less cumbersome method of carrying tools than towing it behind them on 30' of line. I bet they feel really hacked off if they drop the screwdriver they need.
If someone has posted this in the past, I missed it.
You are joking aren't you? This is one of two Rickrollers of the online climbing world, and I just clicked on it!
Well worth 5 minutes of anybody's time.
Seen it before, but love the new top comment:
I CAN DO ALL THAT. HOLD MY BEER.
Yeah, I did wonder about that one.
I'm pretty sure these guys have been denounced by SPRAT ( US irata equivalent ) as being cowboys. This is certainly not the way to be going about work at height.
... Go on. You know that you want to.
A pop star of the 80s, pretty big, though I can see why you might have missed him, given that you are my age.
> I'm pretty sure these guys have been denounced by SPRAT ( US irata equivalent ) as being cowboys. This is certainly not the way to be going about work at height.
It certainly isn't!
That's nothing. I once saw someone solo a big multi-pitch mod. Dangerous lunatic, ought to be locked up!
"One mistake and it's half-a-day out with the undertaker". Surely the greatest ever professional Northerner.
How do the ladders get up there?
I find it odd that anyone would post a vid on a rock climbing and mountaineering site of someone climbing a ladder and describe it as scary!
I was thinking that. Surely ideal climbers job.
Yeah - but their not 'real' climbers are they!
As Pontius Pilate said (almost) "What is reality?"
I worked as a cell-tower climber in Canada during the '4G gold rush' and it's the easiest climbing you could ever do (basically a 1300ft ladder with a bit of maneuvering at the top).
We had monthly H&S courses and the trainer actually showed us this video in one. It was filmed in the US a few years ago, when their industry rules were pretty much non-existent. It took wining the award of 'Americas deadliest job' before they caught up with the rest of the world. If this guy was caught climbing like that today he'd be kicked off site, but a lot still climb like that to save time in the knowledge that nobody can see them anyway.
Still no IRATA requirement over there. I was taught by the rest of the crew on the job (a lot of jocks funnily enough!).
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