What is a fair hourly rate for this work ?

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udo started the topic in Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 12:24pm

You tube : the scariest vid you have ever watched in the name of science.

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udo commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 12:29pm

Years of working at heights but never this high .....fuck this made me feal queasy.
Even if I got offered $500 per hour nah I couldn't do it.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 12:43pm

You mean this one?

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udo commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 12:46pm

Yep thanks, what do think scary ?

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Craig commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 12:50pm

Wow, I usually love this stuff and would give it a crack, but no harness, that high and over some of the obstacles. Man I'd be freaking and have the sweatiest palms!

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 1:33pm

Yeah all good until you fall and glide like your wing suiting, then I would be aiming for the boss's car just to fuck it up with my body all splattered over it.

Seppos......! Big balls but these guys have no idea at all about safety which is paramount, I bet they never barricaded of the bottom ie 3m up 1m out thats alot of barracading to stop a dropped object or person....?

There is a safer way of climbing using attachments points, as the guy has said but uses energy etc etc, come on, one wrong slip or move and you are toasted brown bread on the boss's car bonnet, or hood.
Hahaha Work Safety would love this, if all went wrong :)
Good vid tho Udo, or should I say Ben :)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 1:37pm

Craig wrote: Wow, I usually love this stuff and would give it a crack, but no harness, that high and over some of the obstacles. Man I'd be freaking and have the sweatiest palms!

Craig he has a harness and uses a fall restraint lanyard to have a rest, as well as riggers gloves to stop the sweat on....!
I love it how he attaches the hook to a ladder bracket with no end...! Would be attaching right around the pole and back on it self, choked...?

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 1:38pm

Udo to answer your question.

$25-30 US an hour.....?

No joke champ, for real.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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upnorth commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 1:40pm

Alex Honnold would be up and back before smoko

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uQb4_8PyZBM

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 1:48pm

Yeah Upnorth

Geez Alex would do that in his sleep, how is his ascent on Moonlight Buttress, ElCap etc and so humble.
Respect, the best mind control anyone could have with out a doubt, but we are not talking work....?

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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upnorth commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 2:11pm

Yeah he's an amazing bloke wellymon, that was nuts when he did the triple in under 24 hours, free climbing 2000 feet during the night. Not work but you'd need cojones like his to climb that tower, are they climber or sparky first? Incidentally don't you reckon Honnold would charge if he surfed? No fear, totally focused and fit as a lop.

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 2:51pm

Amazing....! Fucken amazingly out there
I used to climb lots back in NZ, but only climbed 23's on bolts.
Did a few solo's 20 but only a climb a knew well and only 10-15m's
Haaa soft cock compared to Alex the man, what a legend

I've watched the North Face video of him climbing El Capt and Moonlight buttress many times over what a champ, then watched another fella climb with a BASE jumping suit...? No comparison in my eyes
Total mind control.....!

As the blokes climbing the tower my guess would be that they are not electricians but from a rope access company similar to myself.
Just a job with specs to suit.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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thelostclimber commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 3:26pm

here' s a natural tower top out. Not higher but maybe even scarier than the man made tower

http://www.epictv.com/content/coolest-top-out-climbing-epictv?header_b=1

I only ever climbed a couple of towers, and its quite a different sensation when you get to the top.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 3:29pm

Welly he'd got a harness for the first section, but after that, totally free besides his little rest harness. Crazy!

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thelostclimber commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 3:55pm

I'm guessing he's actually hooked up to the guy below him, who would be properly tied in. Just did it this way for the camera.

Geez I'm cynical.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 3:57pm

You'd be pissed off if you looked down and a parking inspector was about to give you a ticket.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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thelostclimber commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 4:03pm

base jump on his head.

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 5:45pm

zenagain wrote: You'd be pissed off if you looked down and a parking inspector was about to give you a ticket.

Classic Zenagain. Its a long climb down eh,
When you have finally got to the bottom you would have to have a lovely cup of Japanese tea....!
Called 'Matcha' have you tired this tea....?

Apparently 'Ma Huang' chinese (Ephedra Sinica) combined with 'Mactha' give you and Mamma bing bong happy time.....!
Would love ya thoughts Zenagain.

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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udo commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 5:58pm

You would have to seriously fit to do that ladder climb 1700 ft thats hard yakka.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 6:04pm

Many times Welly. Matcha is that frothy green tea. Matcha ice-cream is quite nice too.

There's a powder they make here called Supon kuragi which is made out of dried snapping turtle, that's supposed to put lead in your pencil too.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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wellymon commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 6:14pm

Gold bro, that unreal, put lead in ya pencil........!

Ha ha thats pretty funny as I'm an Architectural Draughtsman by trade, old school stuff before AutoCad. Love the HB, or 2H.

Uppity loves it as well......

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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uplift commented Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 at 11:41pm

Before computers, almost inconceivable. People actually learned to do perfect hand lettering. I still have a drawing set, curves, even horse hair drafting brushes stuffed away somewhere. I think I have a Rotring Leroy set too. Amasing to think the likes of Staedtler and Rotring could crumble... plus Letraset, Chronoflex.

More to it than meets the eye. The hand is linked to the brain, and beyond, with a complexity beyond our full comprehension. As is memory. Traditional Indigenous Australian's specialties. The effects of atrophy in those areas are far reaching. As are the endless, and obvious, but beautifully ignored catastrophic results. Peering into the future.

I like 2H - 4H best welly, fine detail, no smudging.

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stray-gator_2 commented Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 at 9:23am

uplift wrote: Before computers, almost inconceivable. ....blah blah blah.

I'll say what everyone else is thinking - you, Asshat, are a complete dick.

This thread is about climbing heroes, not jiving zeroes.

I aim to give you something that you can keep for life. A bit like herpes. My techniques are not available in any book or course; what would scientists know? I have played with model trains for 40 plus years.