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stevenStefano
05-24-2012, 06:46 AM
I have noticed recently that there seems to be something of a trend in Eastern Europe where young people climb to the top of impossibly large buildings basically for fun. These people are either incredibly brave/stupid/bored but anyways, I have noticed that there are quite a few videos of these guys on Youtube so I thought I'd post them here. Some of them are quite difficult to find but here are a few I found. After you watch them look at your palms..........I bet they are sweaty


http://youtu.be/diDLgFvq7bo


http://youtu.be/VrxgDzQABjg


http://youtu.be/4tDVVN6RhG0


http://youtu.be/HmmZNTp0CQs


http://youtu.be/a8tWzCYWxpo

tgraypots
05-24-2012, 06:59 AM
I have seen some pics, but not the videos until now.

DwarvenChef
05-24-2012, 07:06 AM
When I was younger and imortal I would try stuff like this... now it just gives me the willies to think about it LOL

ecchef
05-24-2012, 07:39 AM
Never in a million years! :scared4:

mr drinky
05-24-2012, 08:50 AM
Well, I would never do that. I fell off my couch just watching the videos.

But in a tribute to the first pioneers of this sort of thing, here are some old time photos. I left out the iconic lunch photo because I suspect most have seen it.

k.

DeepCSweede
05-24-2012, 09:48 AM
I worked bridge construction for six years to pay my way through college. My first week I was working on a redecking on a bridge 130 feet up and we needed to knock out some concrete on one of the I beams with nothing around it for 20 feet and the foreman told me to go out there with a 65lb jackhammer and knock out these sections, some of which the rebar was out 3+ feet past the beam. I told him that I would hook up a belt to the crane and go out and do it and he told me there wasn't time just go out and do it, so I did. OSHA standards were pretty lax up until my last year, so I got to do a lot of crazy stuff I wouldn't think about doing now. It can be exhilerating doing those things but I have no desire to do them again.

Eamon Burke
05-24-2012, 10:21 AM
My people are from sea level.

My testicles are about level with my stomach right now. :eek2: :eek2:


THERE IS A CATWALK RIGHT THERE??? WHY THEY GOTTA CLIMB THE OUTSIDE???

tk59
05-24-2012, 10:33 AM
...After you watch them look at your palms..........I bet they are sweaty...You called it. :fanning:

Andrew H
05-24-2012, 11:39 AM
Good thing they are wearing hard hats in the first video. That'll save them if they fall.

WildBoar
05-24-2012, 12:18 PM
The gymnastics guys were a little crazy, but no one else really did anything the construction guys who built those things had not already done. My hat goes off to the guys who climb 1,000+ ft towers to replace light bulbs, though!

Deckhand
05-24-2012, 12:35 PM
Way past my immortal phase of life, but really used to like the edge until I had kids. Now I think about them.

These are the guys I respect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIjC7DjoVe8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

My favorite is he says there are only three things he is scared of electricity,heights, and being married.

Johnny.B.Good
05-24-2012, 01:27 PM
No thank you!

stevenStefano
05-24-2012, 05:49 PM
Here's another couple that are kinda related, this time it's a couple of people working at crazy heights. Don't ask me how I found these. Surprising what you find on Youtube when you're bored


http://youtu.be/9HMWCDUfJMs


http://youtu.be/2A_h2AjJaMw

apicius9
05-24-2012, 06:26 PM
I couldn't even completely watch the first one. Funny thing, I have actually worked with patients who were afraid of heights, but the goal is to get functional and not be affected by your fears in everyday life - not to be able to do stupid things like in the videos...

Stefan

WildBoar
05-24-2012, 06:58 PM
Yeah, that tower climb is the real deal!

Gravy Power
05-24-2012, 07:12 PM
According to Wikipedia only five people died during the construction of the empire state building. Would have thought more. It was also completed in just 15 months...hard to fathom.