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Thread Dibnah visit - crumbled like a chimney stack

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#61 OFFLINE   tooSavvy


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:33 PM

The 'highway in the sky' French motorway bridge (beloved of base jumpers everywhere) employs a man to climb up inside the pylon towers... I think he checks visually some $hite.

There is a Utoob... I can't find it ATM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:55 PM

Reading one of the old books ive got on Fred,one of which he wrote  back in the early eighties,the reason he doesnt hold the rungs was the simple reason that if the rung comes out in your hand your heading for the ground.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

They're often covered with mud and crap which makes your hands slippy.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:45 PM

You never let go of the sides of the ladder when climbing that way, using the rungs you let go with one hand and if you mis-grip it or the rung fails, you are in the shit.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:52 PM

i climb ladders often at work and was trained to always hold the rounds (rungs) and use left hand left foot / right hand right foot technique. Only exception is on fixed ladders, particularly in sewers, where you hold the strings (sides) as rats have a habit of pissing on the rounds.

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