Author Topic: Never in a million years…  (Read 91290 times)

clifftaylor

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #100 on: 07 July, 2012, 10:07:54 am »
Cor!! Health and Safety gone......well, just gone, really  :D

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #101 on: 07 July, 2012, 10:17:10 am »
My Hero! Fred Dibnah.  All worth watching if you are interested in seeing someone really earn a living.

No safety ropes, ciggy in the mouth and a couple of pints for lunch.  What could possibly go wrong?

I think he's a legend.

He was amazing wasn't he?  I think it's the bold that contributed to his demise.  So, don't smoke or drink without a safety harness.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #102 on: 07 July, 2012, 10:20:18 am »
My Hero! Fred Dibnah.  All worth watching if you are interested in seeing someone really earn a living.

No safety ropes, ciggy in the mouth and a couple of pints for lunch.  What could possibly go wrong?

I think he's a legend.


He was amazing wasn't he?  I think it's the bold that contributed to his demise.  So, don't smoke or drink without a safety harness.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #103 on: 07 July, 2012, 10:59:22 am »
He makes it sound quite an appealing job. Standing in the sunshine, enjoying an amazing view and throwing bricks around. Especially when he says he does the job because he's basically lazy! But then I remember how I'd feel climbing that swaying ladder.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #104 on: 07 July, 2012, 12:46:37 pm »
Or a lot longer than a million years. If you don't like heights, look away now

  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/N70DLM8Az_8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/N70DLM8Az_8&rel=1</a>

Without even opening the link, I know what it is, but then I was a climber. I would offer this: the first scene, on SLATE, is incredible.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fOz5VKMp3CY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fOz5VKMp3CY&rel=1</a>

Here's the whole route
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/lLyF8zcP674&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/lLyF8zcP674&rel=1</a>
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #105 on: 07 July, 2012, 01:03:56 pm »
I knew Johnny.  But I never quite believed he could really exist.
Getting there...

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #106 on: 13 July, 2012, 08:45:48 am »
I've done the tiniest bit of climbing.  It gave me the willies big time.  These blokes ^^^ and all those like them (including the girls) are completely insane in my book.  But good luck to them - they probably need it.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #107 on: 13 July, 2012, 09:07:55 am »
Those 'tents' are called bat hammocks.
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #108 on: 13 July, 2012, 09:09:13 am »
Those 'tents' are called bat hammocks.

Lunatics (in my view). 

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #109 on: 13 July, 2012, 09:14:34 am »
I think they are called bat hammocks because you have to be clear batshit crazy to actually sleep in one.
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Jaded

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #110 on: 13 July, 2012, 09:36:49 am »
Sleep?!!? You think you could sleep in one?  :o :o
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Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #111 on: 13 July, 2012, 11:34:51 am »
Big hint: when walking near the feet of 'big walls' such as El Cap in Yosemite, be careful where you tread. People take days on some of those climbs...
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #112 on: 21 July, 2012, 08:53:27 pm »
Closer shots show how that's an entirely artificial climb up a dam.



Even taking some of the photographs looks pretty hairy!



More here.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #113 on: 19 August, 2012, 09:29:40 pm »
What road is that in the background?
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David Martin

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #114 on: 19 August, 2012, 09:33:39 pm »
Is it trollstigen?
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #115 on: 17 May, 2013, 10:29:50 am »
Another sweaty palms moment:

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #116 on: 17 May, 2013, 10:31:56 am »
If he carries on behaving like that he needn't bother with a pension or life insurance.  Think of the money he'll save ...

LEE

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #117 on: 17 May, 2013, 11:38:01 am »
I find it hard to watch this one..see if you can watch it without getting a bit "nervy" for him

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wYbwZQ-QnMY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/wYbwZQ-QnMY&rel=1</a>

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #118 on: 17 May, 2013, 12:58:57 pm »
That is terrifiying to watch! I'd never heard of Dan Osman before, so I Googled him. I was not in the least surprised to find out he is now dead.
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #119 on: 17 May, 2013, 01:18:28 pm »
I found that one no problem to watch, probably because he makes it look so easy, whereas Riggers's photo of the bloke hanging off the ledge does make me a bit queasy.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #120 on: 17 May, 2013, 01:25:31 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised if the photo Riggers posted is "fake" in the sense that there is actually solid ground a few feet beneath the guy that is cut out of the shot. Might not be of course...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #121 on: 17 May, 2013, 01:27:40 pm »
I think there probably is. You can see some grass and stuff in the bottom left corner.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #122 on: 17 May, 2013, 03:48:44 pm »
That what I thought too, when you see the 'greenery' in the bottom-left of the pic, and that it might not actually be completely-mind-boggling-"death-please-take-me"-stupid, but it stills gives me the heeby-jeebies.

I couldn't watch the free-climber video after about 20 seconds. Sweaty palms.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #123 on: 07 August, 2013, 04:12:53 pm »
No way Ho Zay

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #124 on: 07 August, 2013, 05:46:59 pm »
In a similar vein, this may be fun ...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Yp36jUxQXQY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Yp36jUxQXQY&rel=1</a>
Actually, it is rocket science.