I would hope you decide to positively attach to the tower as soon as you step
off the ground, the currently accepted standard.
It is a lttle bold these days to free climb and strap off when you arrive at
your work height.
What REALLY concerns me though, is your last statement:
If this tower was any higher i would exersize a bit more caution.be safe.
I think I mentioned about the 50% fatality rate from falls at 20 ft,
approaching close to 100 percent at 40 ft.
I hope you can develop a mind set that there is no difference in due dilligence
requirements between elevations of 20 ft or 300 ft.
All the Best, 73,
Pat Barthelow firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamesburg Earth Station Moon Bounce Team
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> To: TowerTalk@contesting.com
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 10:16:26 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower accident
> I have a 42' rohn 25 tower with a ta-33 and 2meter vertical above,I am in
> very good shape,run 8 miles a week I weigh 170 at 5'9 and can overhead press
> 205 which aint bad,I do climb the tower then buckle in at the top,I will say
> every step up is slow and methodical.I concentrate where i grab the tower and
> where my foot is resting.If my foot slips off the rung I can easily hold my
> weight to regain my footing.In a few years when i become old i will shackle
> when climbing.If this tower was any higher i would exersize a bit more
> caution.be safe.
> tony k2vi
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