tower climbing

 

 

For the first half of this week, there was a viral video of a tower climber online.  The video was removed because it was (really obviously) disregarding OSHA regulations for the industry.

I thought I’d share some photos and THIS VIDEO of my own tower climber.

Be sure to watch for the “heart attack”, which is when the climber’s lifeline shifts and he drops a few inches.  As you can tell, these guys love that.  In the background, you can see the snow-covered Mississippi River.  The guys are at 1000 feet.

These photos are from a work day five years ago.  We went to a half-dozen towers to take photos.  I covered the necessary ground shots of the electronic installations in the equipment buildings while my husband climbed and took pictures of the installations on the towers.

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