Author Topic: Never in a million years…  (Read 72216 times)

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2011, 04:08:25 pm »


Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2011, 09:08:29 pm »
Missed this before. I've walked down a via ferrata in the Pyrenees, alone, at the end of quite a hot day. Not too bad if you're careful - and I'm not keen on the very exposed climbs in today's pictures.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2011, 09:21:29 pm »
I've been in similar situations to many of the climbing/mountaineering shots...
It's never comfortable but always exciting. Quite often I regretted going there until the next day when we told others about how tough it was :)

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 04:48:32 pm »
Well, at least she's got sensible boots on:

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

David Martin

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2011, 05:09:37 pm »
Well, at least she's got sensible boots on:



Yosemite?

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Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2011, 05:24:57 pm »
No, it's not Guess the place you daft bugger.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Jaded

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2011, 07:07:57 pm »
Well, at least she's got sensible boots on:



Yosemite?



I take it you would?
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2011, 08:02:52 pm »
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2011, 04:28:27 pm »
Ok, this is a video but you can't help admire this guy's fearlessness as well as fitness.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/G-dPjDYVKUY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/G-dPjDYVKUY&rel=1</a>
It didn't look at all like that in the photographs

jogler

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2011, 04:34:33 pm »

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2011, 04:42:22 pm »
Ok, this is a video but you can't help admire this guy's fearlessness as well as fitness.

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

Thank you very much for that Cyclers. I could happily watch from a distance, but once the close camera angle kicked in, so did the sweaty palms in record time! Must be bonkers.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Panoramix

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2011, 09:31:30 pm »
If we can do videos:

<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1765056&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1765056&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>
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DaveJ

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Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2011, 12:11:53 pm »
Sweaty palm time:

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2011, 04:37:25 pm »
Oh my Lord, that's gonna hurt…

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

clarion

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2011, 04:39:27 pm »
As usual, you post a photo with a pipe in it, I see! :D
Getting there...

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2011, 09:12:39 am »
Hey-hey! Boom-boom!
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

David Martin

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2011, 11:47:20 pm »
Looks like Norway but not juvdalsflyet (by Geiranger) or Prekestolen (on Hardangerfjord)

Edit: It is Trolltunga (the trolls tongue) near Kjerag, Norway http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel8275/2180739003/ for the link.
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2011, 07:21:49 am »
Video, not photo, but sent to me yesterday:

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

(Comms engineer with headcam climbs comms tower with no safety harness.  There doesn't appear to be an emoticon here for ring-clenching terror).
That was terrifying. The "ladders" just kept getting less and less substantial.

It appears they were going to fix the flashing light on top :o

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2011, 08:31:13 am »
Thank you for that Nmcagafdnn-ers. This has been posted before and seen by many. I have to say, even watching 30 seconds into the video I had to stop. Sweaty palms …again! And I know worse is to come! I can't imagine for 1 minute that the tower remains perfectly still.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Pancho

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2011, 09:05:05 am »
That mast climbing one!

Sorry but I had to turn it off.

a lower gear

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2011, 07:01:29 pm »
One of my other pastimes: surveying abandoned metal  mines.



The hole is about 40 feet deep. The difficult part was putting in the steel spikes for the safety line.

(How do I post a decent-sized image?)

Salvatore

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2011, 07:15:36 pm »
Quote
et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Wombat

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2012, 08:29:53 pm »
Video, not photo, but sent to me yesterday:

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

(Comms engineer with headcam climbs comms tower with no safety harness.  There doesn't appear to be an emoticon here for ring-clenching terror).

I forgot to go back and look at this one at the time, as it was blocked at work, but I have now... However much they pay that guy, its not enough.  Not even if you paid me £10million, I just could not do it.  I feel slightly sick, and I looked away a few times... my heart rate is not healthy right now, and I need a drink.
Wombat

Kim

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2012, 02:48:22 am »
I've just watched several of the videos on that site, and learned random things about knots and RF engineering rather than going to bed.

Oops.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...