Time for us to lighten up on Tony. He has taken the feedback to heart,
ordered some safety gear, and intends to use it.
> k2vi wrote:
>> 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
> Tony, quit fooling yourself. You're no safer than if you climbed a 400
> foot tower monkey style. There are plenty of scenarios where you could
> lose your ability to hold on to the tower, no matter how careful you
> are. I work in the industry, and I hear about them all the time. At
> least most of the time I hear, "Thank God he had his lanyard attached."
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