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    BBC News: The urban explorers of the ex-USSR

    There are some breathtaking pics here!

    BBC News - The urban explorers of the ex-USSR

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    Wow, I'm getting vertigo just by looking at a few of those!

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    I certainly wouldn't be able to hold the camera still!

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    Some stunning photos.....but eugh heights...

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    There was a program on C4 a couple of weeks ago which had a bloke from the UK doing a back flip on top of a similar bridge. Don't Look Down - 4oD - Channel 4 The back-flip is at the 40 min mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    There was a program on C4 a couple of weeks ago which had a bloke from the UK doing a back flip on top of a similar bridge. Don't Look Down - 4oD - Channel 4 The back-flip is at the 40 min mark.
    I made the mistake of watching that the other night whilst eating my tea...... I felt slightly ill during it at times when hanging by on hand off cranes etc... it was very scary when I've hung off one hand before on things and slipped (not off cranes!) but know it can hurt and easily done.

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    Seems all IT related workers have a fear of heights??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    Seems all IT related workers have a fear of heights??
    I don't mind heights too much (was usually floating on a roof of the building at times sorting cables / football / bag retrieval / Boarding smashed windows etc..) but it was the hanging one handed off a crane over a city with no safety kit made me :O and feel ill. If I had a safety harness and knew it was safe and to be trusted I'd happily have a go hanging off a crane and take some amazing photos of a city just so long as I can be safely got down in 1 piece and no chance of falling and dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    Seems all IT related workers have a fear of heights??
    Not all of them - taken by hanging over the edge of Manchester's Beetham Tower a few years ago:



    There's a picture somewhere on the web of me taking the above picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Not all of them - taken by hanging over the edge of Manchester's Beetham Tower a few years ago:



    There's a picture somewhere on the web of me taking the above picture!
    *Shudder*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    Seems all IT related workers have a fear of heights??
    I think Terry Pratchett sums my thought up well

    'I'm not going to ride on a magic carpet!' he hissed. 'I'm afraid of grounds!'
    'You mean heights,' said Conina. 'And stop being silly.'
    'I know what I mean! It's the grounds that kill you!'

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    I partially cured my fear of heights when I stood on the glass panel at the CN Tower in Toronto. 1400 feet straight down, and it frightened me so much I decided nothing could possibly scare me so much again

    And it worked, I can dash up and down the mobile scaffolding tower in the hall when the projector filter needs changing without breaking a sweat now.

    This video clip of the radio antenna rigger climbing up the outside of a broadcast tower still makes me feel ill though

    The Scariest job in the World - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibiru View Post
    I partially cured my fear of heights when I stood on the glass panel at the CN Tower in Toronto. 1400 feet straight down, and it frightened me so much I decided nothing could possibly scare me so much again

    And it worked, I can dash up and down the mobile scaffolding tower in the hall when the projector filter needs changing without breaking a sweat now.

    This video clip of the radio antenna rigger climbing up the outside of a broadcast tower still makes me feel ill though

    The Scariest job in the World - YouTube
    That makes me feel ill!

    Is he being chased by Stormtroopers btw?

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    This is the climbers blog from my previous post. There are some potential wallpaper pictures on here Shanghai Tower
    Last edited by JJonas; 14th February 2014 at 09:10 AM.

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