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Loose rivets
26th Aug 2011, 08:35
Anyone see this that can display it.

I can't show the pics, but there's a man jumping from a very tall rock. 3,000 feet tall in fact, with his camera gear under one arm, and he's only wearing flip-flops. He makes the main rock but holds on with his finger tips, etc., etc.

I think it's Shopped. My pal doesn't. Love to know.

UniFoxOs
26th Aug 2011, 09:21
Is THIS (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2009318/Grand-Canyon-tourists-death-defying-leap.html) the one you mean? Seems as if it is a real jump, but there was a ledge below just out of shot, so not as scary as one is led to believe.

Cheers
UFO

RegDep
26th Aug 2011, 09:43
Giggle 'grand canyon jump' and see Images.

tony draper
26th Aug 2011, 10:38
I get the impression that the world has more loons in it per square mile than it did in my day.
:rolleyes:

Storminnorm
26th Aug 2011, 10:49
Someone left the Asylum door open.

Lon More
26th Aug 2011, 11:51
IIRC there's something similar on the Hereford Hells Angels selection course.

Checkboard
26th Aug 2011, 15:53
This is "The Nerve Test" in the Grampians National Park, Victoria Australia:

the nerve tester - YouTube

I have been out to the end (although the last meter or so was on my arse :O ) - but I also watched a guy casually wander out, then jump from the end to the rocks on the right. :eek:

Some people have managed to evolve without the full set of survival genes, it seems. :uhoh:

Brian Abraham
27th Aug 2011, 03:43
KC, people used to do that to earn a crust once upon a time. H & S put a stop to that though. Even so, though they didn't use safety gear, only two of the five killed during the construction of the Empire State were as a result of falls.

Lunch Break
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m56/babraham227/LU.jpg

More pics here

Constructing The Empire State Building 1929-1931 - (http://happinesshub.posterous.com/constructing-the-empire-state-building-1929-1)

Worrals in the wilds
27th Aug 2011, 05:02
I've always loved that photo. :ok:
Some people just aren't afraid of heights at all. A lighting guy I knew could climb out onto truss three stories up without any safety gear and not turn a hair (pre OH&S). It honestly didn't bother him. I could do it, but it took a lot of effort, concentration and internal freaking out.

ORAC
27th Aug 2011, 06:46
Mohawks and the warrior ethic (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/659/why-do-so-many-native-americans-work-on-skyscrapers).... ;)

parabellum
27th Aug 2011, 12:32
IIRC there's something similar on the Hereford Hells Angels selection course.


Certainly is on the RM course at Lympstone, the rocks are only a fairly short distance apart but the drop is quite a long way, as the instructors say, "Don't look down"!:uhoh:

lomapaseo
27th Aug 2011, 15:16
I have problems whenever I can't detect a wide horizon immediately below me

Examples

skyline drives along ridgelines

Standing on an upper level of a stepladder pearched on a gabled roof

High arched bridges on the upside near the top of the arch.

Rock ledges sticking out over the top of canyons.

Walking along the crown skin of a DC10 or B747 (while parked)

I haven't tried those oval water towers yet

Pitts2112
27th Aug 2011, 15:48
The guy changing the lightbulb in the Arch is amateur stuff. One night, back in about '94 or so, a guy who had a reputation as a hooligan base-jumper climbed up the outside of the arch (yes, the outside) cartoon style - with suction cups! I'm not making that up!

He got up to the top, waited until dawn, took a picture of his feet as the sun rose (to prove he'd been there, I suppose?), the dove off it to land at the base and be whisked off in a waiting van driven by locally-hired accomplices, whom he quickly grassed up when the authorities started looking for him to press charges.

Ballsy tool, was what he was!

Checkboard
27th Aug 2011, 19:55
I guess a commute like this wouldn't be fun then:

Viddler.com - Insane mountain motorcycle trail - Uploaded by loopytube (http://www.viddler.com/explore/loopytube/videos/1235/)

:eek:

Dan Gerous
27th Aug 2011, 21:29
As someone who isn't to fond of heights, I have always liked that pic of those guys sitting on the girder. I'm particularly impressed by the guy on the extreme right, who seems to be holding an empty half bottle of whisky. :\

henry crun
27th Aug 2011, 22:09
Here is another place to check the severity of your vertigo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/crun9/vertigo1.jpg

tony draper
27th Aug 2011, 22:59
The climb would have killed most of us.:uhoh:
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Loose rivets
28th Aug 2011, 01:38
I loved the fantastic zoom range at the opening of that episode.


I will never fell the horror again that I felt in Edinburgh. Kid cleaning windows. Slippery sills, covered in stony pebbles, n stories up, IN SNOW.:uhoh:

When he'd done mine, he slung his bucket over his arm, hooked his fingernails in the vertical meter or so of pebbly slab and went next door/window.

I didn't take a breath the whole time he was cleaning my glass.