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I find it hard to believe that they "free climb". Can anyone verify this?

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On 2011-06-27 00:10, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

I find it hard to believe that they "free climb". Can anyone verify this?

John


Sounds like some do. Whether they are supposed to or not.

Related, as some of you likely know, that video was posted all over the place a little while back and it spread like wild fire. The original poster took it down off of his site, but of course he can't remove it from the web. But this is an archived message about it from the original poster:

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First off I want to thank everyone for the great response I got on the video “Stairway to Heaven”, it was really much more than I could have hoped for. Now, having said that I am also very sorry that I could not keep the video up for you to share with your friends and family. I truly am sorry, I can see from the comments how popular it was and that’s why I want to explain what happened.

The footage of the climb came from a friend of mine that does this type of work, I have know him for several years and he has helped me many times in the past. Recently he gave me this video he shot on one of his jobs. I showed him the edited video and he approved it and I put it up on TheOnLineEngineer.Org and You Tube over the weekend. On Monday he was getting calls from colleagues telling him that they were concerned about what the video showed. His world is a very small one, and you don’t want to bite the hand that feeds you! Some facility owners are pretty uptight about liability and such and may not hire him if they think he does not take safety seriously.

So he asked me to take it down, and I did. That was Monday morning (Sep 13, 2010). Today (Sep 15) he told me it was up on You Tube, by the time I looked at it it had over 77,000 views. It was on more than a dozen websites. The chance that someone important would see it was increasing rapidly. So the video most of you saw was one that had been ripped off from my website before I took it down. I wrote asking the guy who put it up to take it down but got no response so I contacted You Tube.

Once again I am sorry about pulling the video, I know that every time I looked at it my legs got weak, there’s no way I could do that type of work. AND that's MY POINT – I need this guy who made the video, we plan to do more of them, but it won’t happen if he can’t get work because he’s been black listed by the industry. He’s also my friend and I don’t want to see him get hurt because of some video I put up on the internet.

We have had two offers to broadcast this video, a request to submit it to a film festival in France, over 118,000 views on You Tube. This was all much more than we had ever planned for or thought would happen.

AS SOON AS WE CAN WE WILL HAVE MORE VIDEOS ABOUT TOWER CLIMBING, in the mean time please be patient.

And once again thank you for all the comments.

--Russ

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Not this guy.
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Big Jeff
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There was a tv show on Discovery (I think) were a guy went around the country doing differant jobs like that. I remember one show were he helped people clean electrical power lines from a helicopter, very interesting show.
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Of course, I remember the idiots who would go stand on the edge of a thin rock at the Grand Canyon. Not this guy.
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If it paid well, I'd do it for a while just for the thrill of it. However, I'm with John, I find it hard to believe that they free climb any of it.
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balducci
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In case anyone missed it at the start, he does take an elevator up the first 1600 of the 1768 foot tower.

I don't find the free climbing all that unbelievable. I wouldn't do it. But many steel workers on high rise towers ignore the safety rules and refuse to wear safety harnesses, and I would consider that line of work far more dangerous than what was shown in this video.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/nyregion/20safety.html

And let's not even get onto the subject of hockey players who refuse to wear helmets. Smile
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