Originally Posted by jeeperbrian
i have a new found respect for you. i would crap my pants and cry if i had to do that. ive gotten used to most heights and they dont bother me that much (i.e. ladders, scaffolding, roofs), but that would suck
Don't get me wrong. I whined like a nine year-old girl. And promptly got myself promoted so I could direct another individual to complete that task. It's the American way!
We have some video shot by the guys changing out the aircraft marker lights on the EF2 cooling towers. They used the ladder all the way to the top, and then walked along the rim of the tower (about 10" wide) to do the lights.
The safety line would be useless to me, because if I slipped my heart would fail long before I hit the end of the fall arrest harness.