You’ve seen BBC Children’s TV presenter John Noakes climbing Nelson’s Column back in the 70s? https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/noakes-scales-nelsons-column/zjvm47h
Bonus Fred Dibnah https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/steeplejack-fred-dibnah/zdd6wty
“Don’t look down” is the conventional wisdom for not being overcome by a great height. Sure buddy, just point to camera down for all us ill at ease at home while you keep looking up!
Calling people chicken for having a normal, healthy fear of heights is pretty petty of you. Maybe try respect and support instead.
Can’t forget old Fred. This is the one that gives me the willies, the sheer height is one thing but those overhangs…
What’s a Steeplejack?
Oh brother, we have fun in our family, it keeps the therapists working. We actually love, respect, and support each other, sorry if the way we do that is different than your way.
Someone who performs inspections and repairs on tall structures (e.g. church steeples)
The same way you do it in rock climbing, I guess: you climb a little, you attach to the next secure point; repeat until you reached the top. If two points are N meters apart, you fall at most 2*N meters. The worst parts are between the floor and the first point, where you have no attached rope yet, and if you’re not ready with legs and arms when you hit the wall.
It will boil down to simple economics - “what’s the cheapest way we can get the job done?”
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