Climbing a 1500ft mast to change the lightbulb

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Saw this on the DM site:


Climber Kevin Schmidt, of South Dakota, climbs to the top of the KDLT-TV antenna in Salem

He's seen in stunning footage as he makes his ascent precisely and steadily, clipping his safety gear to the tower as he goes

At the end, he pauses for a well-deserved selfie — but not before changing that lightbulb

 

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If that doesn't clear your constipation, nothing will.... :eek:
 

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I've done this, one of my first jobs as a Jr. Engineer at a TV station was to go change the second to the top strobe light on the tower, (1800 feet) (they don't use light bulbs) I was 26 at the time and fearless, now I can't get 3 feet off the ground without going nuts.
 

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Urgh that makes my stomach do flip flops....
 

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Interesting ...
the pole thins at the top of the mast to about the right diameter for my Alcoa polar mount ...
Now ..where can I order ??
lol
 

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Reminds mwee of this one from a few years ago...... This one triggers my vertigo summat rotten :D

 

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Have drones improved both the perspective and the view ?

 

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Who do they think they are? Fred Dibnah? :-rofl2
 

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Who do they think they are? Fred Dibnah? :-rofl2

Dibnah promoted the useful stuff, it was John Noakes that did the stuff of insanity for his keepers.

 

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Dibnah promoted the useful stuff, it was John Noakes that did the stuff of insanity for his keepers.

Saw a John Noakes interview a few months ago where that "climbing stuff" was mentioned - "elf & safety" was not then considered a "priority", and JN seemed to agree that, on reflection, it was probably "not a good idea" :D
 
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