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originally posted by: skunkape23
I enjoy heights. I worked for several years as an iron worker. The view is nice and you don't have to deal with being bird-dogged by supervisors.
eh no thanks,my arse on my sofa is the only place i want my legs dangling
originally posted by: ausername
a reply to: sparky31
I can take you to a place not far from my home where you can sit on an edge with your legs dangling over a near 3000 foot drop, it even curves in under you so you can't see the rock face below... Amazing view. Not far away there is a place in the sandstone and rock where water has eroded down into the rock, if you follow it in you will find yourself in a small cave. Ahead a hole where the water broke through the rock... To look through the hole you have to lean forward with hands and feet holding you at either side... Same cliff, now you are looking down 3000 feet... But then that sinking feeling and moment of realization that if a hand or foot slips free, you will fall through the hole.... Then of course, now you need to figure out how to back away from that hole without falling....
THE Chinese national who plunged from a 12th-storey flat and landed in a pool could be the first person here to survive a fall from such a height and walk away with only bruises.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Appasamy Vijayan, who has done a study on victims of high-impact falls, said those who fall from heights greater than 20m have only a 40 per cent chance of survival.