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2 Russians Scaling 650 meter Shanghai Tower

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posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 04:28 AM
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I still have a hard time watching this video, especially at the end. The building is not yet completed from construction, so 2 Russians go up the building with some gopro cameras, and continue to the top of the crane. I would have stopped at the bottom of the crane myself...



The one thing I wonder though is how they got down, that's usually much harder.




posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 04:47 AM
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It's really not that big of a deal once you get over the fear of falling. Once you get over that, it's like climbing around on a huge monkey bar. The tallest tower I have had to climb was 1,500ft. Definitely a great way to stay in shape, but it is a dangerous job. 3 people died here in WV recently due to the collapse of a tower.

Pladuim



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 05:55 AM
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nooooooooooooooooooooope

nope nope nope, nooooooooooope.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 06:35 AM
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There would be no chance of me getting more than about 50 feet up as i am crap with heights



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 06:46 AM
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Nice bit of vertigo at the end there. Glad I can watch it on YT vs falling to my death.




posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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Hell yeah, I hope they packed squirrel suits that would be the only way down in style


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posted on Feb, 19 2014 @ 08:03 AM
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I really want to know how they got down. Perhaps they brought some rope to rappel down with?

That suit is like a wing suit? Also, I don't think they would jump off because they could get caught by the police as I'm pretty sure base jumping and scaling that building are illegal



posted on Feb, 19 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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Pladuim
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It's really not that big of a deal once you get over the fear of falling. Once you get over that, it's like climbing around on a huge monkey bar. The tallest tower I have had to climb was 1,500ft. Definitely a great way to stay in shape, but it is a dangerous job. 3 people died here in WV recently due to the collapse of a tower.

Pladuim


I think you're right, but on the crane climb you also have to deal with looking down a lot which for me intensifies the experience. Although I do know some people who also climb towers and crane operators and they're very used to it. I guess it's experience. Do you use any ascenders or do tandem climbing?



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