On 9/11/2007 Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> The most difficult climbing job I ever did was to get the owner of a pair of
> those"shaking hands" down off a tower. It was a big commercial tower and he
> was only 60' up, but it was climb up and move his hands, clmib down and move
> his feet, climb back up and move his hands...etc. It takes a longgggg time
> to climb down 60 feet like that
UGH - I BTDT but as a steel worker (can't climb anymore). Had guys freeze out
on a beam - no fun at all
The SILLIEST but in some ways the safest "climb" I ever saw was for a 8 ft
mast - 6 ft ladder right along side, and the owner insisted on a full body
harness, hard hat, gloves, goggles etc for me. The Hard hat didn't bug me, and
I had my own with me - the goggles bugged me only because I was wearing my ANSI
prescription glasses safety glasses (aka all the goggles were going to do was
fog up on me) - but the harness and gloves were funny - I was only going up 6
ft, and the ONLY things to hook to were the ladder (which would fall over) or
the mast (and the tether would slide) - I wore them, but...
I refused to wear the gloves - who can handle small nuts/bolts with gloves on?
73 de KG2V
For the Children - RKBA!
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