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The actual interesting parts start around 1:00 in. Watch with sound for the full description of everything going on.

Just watching this video makes me dizzy and uneasy.
 

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I've jumped out of aircraft at only half that height, so yeah, that's definitely something to constrict the sphincter.
 

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I've seen that video before, and it scared the crap out of me. But now I've seen this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz32kXTP ... re=related.
Funny how there's a disclaimer saying "Don't try this at home." Who keeps a crane that's several thousand feet tall in their home? :screwy:

As for the OP's video: :screwy: too. If I had a terminal illness, no kids, no friends, etc., I still wouldn't want to do that for a living...
 

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No.

Absolutely, positively NO.

Strangely enough, I would probably be willing to hang out of a helicopter hovering at the top of that tower without much of a problem - done that sort of thing before.

But climbing up (all the while knowing you've got to climb back down)? Nope no way no how.
 

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But climbing up (all the while knowing you've got to climb back down)? Nope no way no how.
A few years ago I was on my normal bike loop, and it involved going around a 400 foot tall communications tower(MCI owned) at 2800ft. Well the tower was past it's useful life and was being taken down. I hated to see it go in some ways as the red blinking light was visible for miles. Anyway one day I came up and they were starting to take it down. I asked a couple of questions, and the next thing I know the guy asks do I need a job. Now I'm not afraid of heights, but I didn't accept the offer. Just saying.
 

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Did a little research and it looks like these guys make $50-100k a year depending on experience, types of towers you service, what types of maintenance you can do, education level, etc.

What seems crazy is it looks like many companies want you to have an engineering degree to do the more complex maintenance. Seems like most types of engineers could make that much and stay safely on the ground.

When they stand on the top of the tower at the end freaks me out. I'm getting physically dizzy just thinking about it.
 

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#%$& THAT!!

I have enough trouble dealing with ladders and rooftops. No way in Hades would you get me up there. The elevator doors would open, and it would be like Beaky Buzzard in the old WB cartoons...

"Nope, nope, uh-uh, nope, nuh-uh"
 

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When I was 17 I went to work as an industrial painter. I was scared to death to be more than 10ft off the ground. I have been to over 400ft. After about 40ft, dead is dead, it just takes you a bit longer to get there.
 

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Video has been removed... :/
 
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