> Jeremy wrote:
>> Well, Im 66 and still climb; including my 180' Rohn 45. Ive 4 >towers on
>> the property.
> Howdy all
> This has been an interesting thread, but no one has touched on my problem.
> If I get more that 10 feet in the air, I start getting very nervous. The
> thought of climbing a 40 foot tower makes me break out in a sweat. I have
> small 2 section 36 foot crank-up, right next to the house, and I can step
> onto it from the roof of my shack when it is all the way down and the top
> section is resting on the ground. That puts the top about 6 feet above
> flat roof of my shack. I feel pretty comfortable that way.
> I used to climb the big tree behind the house when I used to drink a lot
> Was pretty brave then.
> I think putting up a crank-up, tilt-over is the way to go, for me anyway.
And it's a good thought. When climbing makes a person uncomfortable they
For those who haven't climbed and have no fear, they should get some and
then get some instruction, or coaching. If they gain a healthy respect for
climbing and its dangers and still want to climb then have at it.
As a personal opinion:
I think far too many hams take a cavalier attitude toward climbing.
Unlike flying which is not inherrently dangerous, but very unforgiving,
tower climbing is *relatively* dangerous and also unforgiving.
> Tom W7WHY
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