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srsly neverwracking just watching it. How anyone can do it with so little safety measures i have no idea.
they're actually dripping with sweat and i'm squeeling at my desk !
why the fuck would he do that in the first place but why the fuck would he keep his backpack on?!!! arhh some people...
My legs actually went numb watching that.
I feel so tricked now :(
I'm sure he could just levitate to the top.
helmet probably wouldn't do you much good if you fell off there
i wish he would stop looking down :S urgh
my palms are sweating badly now. that looks like my worst nightmare. hideous. hideous.
"he stops as he notices storm clouds are coming in and theres noooo quick way down.". FUCK. ME.
i'm glad i cant listen to the sound
"what if I get up there and need a poo?" :(
Wouldn't want to miss a step
It'd be pretty hard to keep the helicopter stationary and do the work simultaneously...
I could do this before breakfast, cos I'm a double hard bastard!
there is no problem doing this.
I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of dying.
I'm afraid of the long way down knowing I'm going to die.
I'm afraid of hitting the ground and then dying.
Thank you and goodnight!
WHAT THE FUCK IS THE ELECTRICAL BOX DOING UP THERE!
You don't want just anyone flicking around with it on a whim.
*raises little finger to side of mouth*
The first is bad enough but the second makes me feel sick.
I had to climb up a 70 foot telegraph pole. And could barely stand when I came back down!
Why would you do that???? Whhhhy? Why?
I think my company were just trying to kill me off, tbh.
and I thought his stuff was scary :/
No way I'd ever climb up it but if there was some way for me to just be at the top momentarily and then be safe on the ground a few seconds later, that'd be pretty good.
you have to climb up there. only that way can you get the satisfaction. you dont look out the plane window 20 seconds after taking off and go, "yeah, i just acheived that", do you?
I don't get much out of it but I imagine every pilot sings I Am The One And Only to themselves while rocking an air guitar seconds after taking off.
that this was just gonna be a guy with a harness walking up a big caged ladder. And even though I get vertigo when I walk upstairs, I wasn't particularly impressed. But some of that climb towards the end with no harness on the tiny little ladder and having to climb over the spiky things is utterly mental. I cannot understand how people do this.
I'm not even going to comment on the second video, I'm in denial that I actually just watched it.
"anyone who doesnt do a handclap between every pull-up is a pussy in my book"
On the top of Burj Khalifa's spire
Not quite the free climb in the OP, but enough to get those palms sweating again.
Window cleaning it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHVQLIyJ5Gg
Base jump off it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGD7xX960PQ&t=2m10s
My stomach turned
I love the google ads, "9 secrets to getting your boyfriend postively addicted to you for life" - catchhimandkeephim.com
there's only one there.
(I nearly said riding Sheikra)
and then walking to the other side. This guy takes the piss. Mind you, using the harness on the horizontal bars is somewhat pointless. It'd make more sense to do the vertical.
I think if this were common accepted practice in the UK the HSE would bust a nut. It's completely unsafe and I wonder what the accident/mortality rate is.
hence why they get away with it.
'they had ten fatalities from workers falling from a tower in 2004, representing 115 deaths per 100,000 workers.'
why can't they just say 'there were 10 deaths out of ...whatever it was'. or use a percentage or something.
Oh, wait. 10 people did, sorry.
is prolly insurance/industry an standard measure
similar to the kind of way that birth/death/illness rates etc
but this gets me freaked out every time.
i also have recurring nightmares about aeroplanes crashing. thanks a lot.
i hate this thread.
I should have said. You would have looked anyway.
I have been flying when there are hurricanes going on. Which, all in all, is a fucking scary prospect.
It was so scary and I've never been on a plane since. Watching those videos does not help though. I need hypnosis.
gives me the creeps just thinking about it.
Shit the bed!
Is beyond me, it'd save them loads of time.
can i tempt you with a little something from my 14:38 post, sir?
at one point he says, "this is the highest point on earth". its not taller than everest is it? i'm getting sweaty palms thinking about it.
As an aside, Dubai is fucking awful.
only the subject (just), how long should I be working in a full time job before I ask for a pay rise?
Jobs don't get much higher than this. &c.
The voiceover says that it would be time consuming and tiring to keep unclipping and clipping back in. But surely you could have a rope attached to the top and attach a carabina and one of those sliding things and it wouldn't take too much extra effort.