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Re: [TowerTalk] Breaking all the tower climbing rules at anamazingheight

To: "Roger \(K8RI\)" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Breaking all the tower climbing rules at anamazingheight...
From: "Neil Sheldon" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 21:21:04 -0700
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There was a saying when I was growing up that "... 'something or other' ...
will happen so fast, it will make your head swim!" When I first moved West,
we were driving thru the mountains, and we would come around a curve, and
the view would open up to a huge vista where you were a couple thousand feet
in the air and could see for like 25 or 30 miles, and it felt like my brain
was spinning around in my head.  It's Vertigo. I got an ear infection a long
time ago, and the balancing mechanisms in my inner ear decided to take a
sick leave. I got Vertigo so bad that I literally couldn't stand, and I
could hardly lay still with my eyes closed. They had to carry me to the car
and into the hospital. At it's worst, even the slightest movements caused
vomiting. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me. It was then that
I realized what that old 'saying' was really talking about.  Fortunately,
although it seemed like 'forever' when I was going thru the experience, I
got over that relatively quickly. However, some people, uninitiated to
heights, experience something similar when watching videos like this. (Most
likely, it's probably a less intense version than my experience, but
mentally upsetting [which quickly transfers to the physical] none-the-less;
and it can inspire real fear for your life.) I got a slight feeling of
'revisiting' old times when I watched this video for the first time.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Roger (K8RI)
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Breaking all the tower climbing rules at

This made the rounds on here a couple months back. Couple weeks ago it
even showed up on "The Weather Channel" videos.  They must not screen
them and no way to tell them what it was.

I still don't understand the psychology behind people getting ill, or
unable to watch.


Roger (K8RI)

On 12/1/2010 5:12 PM, Joe Giacobello, K2XX wrote:
>    Seems to be a commercial operation.  I guess the OSHA inspector
> couldn't (wouldn't) make an on-site inspection.  Also, note the
> porcupine dissipators on the way up.
> 73, Joe
> K2XX
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