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Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:39:50 -0400
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On 03/17/11 05:26 pm, Rex Lint wrote:

> This brings up a question for me.  I'm 68 and I decited to quit climbing at
> 55, but then I get pressed into service each field day because I can "screw
> up" a beam between the guywires, and I had to help K0TV put up his 50 ft
> boom 20M stack last year because he can't climb, and I can't get help
> everytime I need it on MY tower, so I climb mine SOLO...  my decision to
> stop has been defeated at least every other month.
> What age do YOU think folks should stop climbing?  How about climbing in
> their underwear?

I retired before I ever started. :-) I was planning to get a fixed tower 
I would have to climb, but my dear wife said, "Even if it costs a lot 
more, buy one you don't have to climb." I now have a crank-up tilt-over 
UST 55-footer.


Alan NV8A

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