I had trouble watching because I could never be this high without being in an airplane, or without a parachute. It's kind of hard to work something Model T into this
OH...I just completed a new set of wheels for my 23 Runabout. I've been riding on wheels made of Maple and I have to get rid of them.
Makes my palms sweaty just watching it.
Forget that I couldn't even watch it!
If I had a choice between that and a bullet, I'd probably choose the bullet.
After all those comments, I'm pretty sure I don't want to watch it!
That's like standing on a landing skid of a Huey.
Your swear you will not do it again, and then when you are told to, you do it, and to think I was / am scared of heights.
Been there done that .. (not on that statue) but on all kinds of smoke stacks, crane derricks and masts, radio towers, ect. That's some of what Boilermakers do. I was a high rigger most of my career as a Boilermaker. Highest Ive been is 1016 feet on a smoke stack for a coal fired boiler we built in Arkansas. Smoke stacks and towers, are part of our work jurisdiction. You learn to trust your co-workers and your equipment. The old timers told me "height does not matter", after 40 feet, if you fall, you are probably dead anyway. I have also climbed to the top of the tower cranes set up on top of the structures we were building. The pulley blocks at the end of the boom needs to be greased and inspected, at least once a month. Since you can not lay the boom down on a tower crane you need to go out there to do it. Its kinda like walking to the end of the statues finger. Thanks Hal for the link, Im retired now, but sometimes I still miss it. The feeling of being up there, can not be explained ... Watching the video brings some of it back ....
Flight deck troubleshooter in a helicopter squadron on an aircraft carrier in the gulf of Tonkin in '65. 5pm to 5am shift. In the dark had to shimmy out to the tail end of a chopper to change the tail rotor beacon. No problem. Looked straight down 90 ft. to the water behind the ship. Gave me something to think about. Next time was easy. 19 years old.
Most of my working career was communications systems contracting. I have spent many hours on towers installing or repairing various types of antennas. We only carried the belts when we were planning to climb the towers. OSHA would not approve, but more than a few times, I climbed towers without a belt (hey, service is down, customers don't like to wait). Couple hundred feet? No problem. But towers are easy. there is a lot to hang onto.
I couldn't see the point of what they were doing on that statue. It looked like it was just for the benefit of the video.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne - Apparently, the statue had been struck by lightning, and the work being done was repair on the mosaic, as well as enhancing the lightning rods and electrostatic shielding to reduce further strikes.
For additional reading: http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/en/geral/noticia/2014-07/maintenance-work-christ -redeemer-done
That does make sense. Our computer has an audio problem. So I often don't get to listen to things.
Thank you for that.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I would do it. Easy job because he is strapped...I have been in the "high ranger" many times this year, 6 stories in the air wearing a bee suit with hundreds of stinging insects around me with no place to run. The truck is hard to operate with the joy stick in a suit when you want to get down fast. That is the easy job, the ones I don't like is hanging out a window (maybe 6 to 10 stories in the air) with an extended pump pole that requires 2 hands so nothing to grab onto while being swarmed by hundreds of wasps. Got yellow jackets inside my bee suit 2x last week and when that happens everything comes off no matter where I am at---shy people just need to look away because I DON'T CARE.
I used to roof houses on weekends and evenings and only fell once. It was my own house where I added a second story and was putting up soffit. The ladder started going sideways and I jumped off it but landed on the dirt pile from the footings and ran down that into the yard and never fell over. Falling is nothing, it is all about how you land.
Tim the exterminator.
I don't think so. I was atop the Eiffel tower and also the Empire State Building when they would let you go to the 102nd floor, but Christ the Redeemer? Not! BTW: There is a copy of that statue in Lisbon, Portugal.
Nothing like the thrill of being in a high place at an inopportune time, such as making a hard right hand turn at nearly 90 degrees sideways in a Chinook helicopter a few hundred feet up, standing at the open door with nothing to hang on to but an M60, dodging ground fire from Charlie(V.C.). Dave
A 60-degree left turn at about 60 feet leaving the now closed Kansas City Fairfax airport in a Piper Cherokee 140 in 1978 was kinda fun...
Here is another spine tingling video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A_h2AjJaMw 7 min 29 sec
Wait until he gets outside of the cage and starts up the outside of the pole.