Author Topic: Never in a million years…  (Read 39797 times)

BrianI

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #225 on: December 29, 2017, 08:30:47 pm »
Anything done by the late great Fred Dibnah:

No safety harnesses or hard had! Just a pair of overalls, tackety boots, and a flat cap  :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezX_o0H5FuE

Mr Larrington

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #226 on: December 30, 2017, 11:19:58 am »
A bystander, observing His Fredness' antics atop a chimney, once asked Fred's oppo "Does he ever fall off?"

"Oh aye, he did once.  But I caught him."
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Pingu

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #227 on: December 30, 2017, 05:37:33 pm »
Putting the scaffolding up is quite fun too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_7uIapoHc

 :-\

Pingu

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Andrij

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #230 on: January 27, 2018, 05:56:36 pm »
How about SkyCycle in Japan?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:


Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #232 on: February 25, 2018, 11:59:37 am »
Not that worrying at all. I suggest you google Glen Coe Five Points of Contact...
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #233 on: February 25, 2018, 12:38:13 pm »
How about SkyCycle in Japan?

Waaah! I've looked up at that a few times from the town at the bottom of the hill.
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woollypigs

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #234 on: May 04, 2018, 05:29:30 pm »

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #235 on: May 04, 2018, 09:50:22 pm »
The movie is pretty good, and not all sweaty palmed thrills. I quite like Mr MacFarlane’s writing too.


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Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #236 on: May 05, 2018, 07:34:15 pm »
I suppose it is an experience thing. If you are, or have been, a climber, the effect of some of the exposure (long drops/verticality) wears off. On the other hand, the knowledge of what can go wrong doesn't...
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spesh

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #237 on: May 14, 2018, 06:56:59 pm »
Crewmen of the airship “Graf Zeppelin” repair the hull during a flight over the Atlantic, 1934:

https://twitter.com/at_RIN/status/995355446839054336
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road-runner

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #238 on: May 14, 2018, 07:20:48 pm »
I doubt they had much choice with a hole that big. I would prefer to be the one on the ridge, holding the rope, not the one sitting off to the left!

Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #239 on: May 17, 2018, 05:19:27 am »
The WWI Zeps used this as well. Bit lonely...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_basket
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T42

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #240 on: May 17, 2018, 08:01:33 am »
Crewmen of the airship “Graf Zeppelin” repair the hull during a flight over the Atlantic, 1934:

https://twitter.com/at_RIN/status/995355446839054336

I wonder if they used crampons...
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #241 on: May 18, 2018, 05:53:40 am »
I doubt they had much choice with a hole that big.

I think the "hole" off to the lower right in the photo is an access hatch to get on the top.  The Hydrogen was in "bags" inside the skin.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #242 on: May 18, 2018, 08:34:52 am »
It looks rather jagged to be an access hatch. They don't seem to be paying it much attention though.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #243 on: May 21, 2018, 02:33:23 am »