Commentator is terrible. "At this site, you can see 55miles to the horizon." dang. Impressive line to read. Sounded like he was reading it to a 2 year old.
I am not "afraid" of heights. I do however give them the respect they deserve. As always, it is not the fall, it is the sudden stop at the bottom. 1700+' ??? Try going 105' on the aerial truck at the fire department on a windy day. Even on a "nice" day with a breeze it can get chilly at these such heights. Aerial truck extended all the way can be a bit nerve racking when it stops moving, yet keeps swaying 4-6' back and forth for awhile. I cannot imagine what it must feel like on top of this antenna. I will just sit back with TF eating Cheetos and applaud when he comes down!
However, it's not really any more dangerous than a lot of the stuff I've done at work - falling from 40 feet is no different than 1700 (just how many hail mary's you can say on your way down). And no, sometimes I wasn't tied off.
The thing that cracks me up is that OSHA says that ladders have to have cages. Why? So I can get my arms torn off before I splat?
The helmets. Why in the hell would you need a helmet at that height? If you fall from there, even the new NFL concussion helmets aren't gonna help much. I would think a rocket pack would be more appropriate. I barely made it to the end of this video. I almost threw up on my living room rug.:smiley_cleaning::smiley_cleaning: