Vexating, Vertiginous, Vomitous Viewing

Some intense POV footage of an electrician free-climbing a 1768-foot-high broadcasting tower. (Warning: If you’re remotely phobic of heights, you do not want. DOOOOO NOT WANT. Skip it.)

[via Dusty Paik]

In addition to pulling a heavy bag of tools up behind him on a cord, this valiant man is also undoubtedly laboring somewhat under the additional weight of his PENDULOUSLY ENORMOUS BALLS OF LIGHTNING-REPELLING STEEL.

Even if you’re not scared of heights, this has gotta be one of the most challenging commutes on earth. (Or, to be more accurate, away from the earth.) The narrator’s cheerfully stoic delivery adds an odd 50s educational film vibe to the clip.  “It’s good to take a break, and take a look around while you rest.” Oh, is it? Personally, my butthole’s trying to climb into my ribcage just watching this, but I’ll take your word for it, sir.

7 Responses to “Vexating, Vertiginous, Vomitous Viewing”

  1. Heather D Says:

    I’m torn between ‘Oh what a relaxing view’ and ‘JEEZUS, how do you trust yourself to do that?’

    My blood clotted watching it. I’m now black pudding.

  2. Chudames Says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is so scary >.< I don't know how anyone could do that for a living. ACK!

    On an unrelated note, here might be something to look into. Fantastic innuendo filled article about a million-person strong Pro-Masturbation march on Friday (Sept 17th) in… Delaware:

  3. Mark Says:

    Hard hats?! o_O

  4. Tom Law Says:

    I made it to the point where he was stopping to take a look around. No more for me, thank-you very much. My palms and feets are sweaty now.

  5. Michael Says:

    the vertigo i get just watching this XD

    and to think; i get ill changing the lightbulbs in my living room ceiling!

  6. Alan Tyson Says:

    Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnng. Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng. Nng.

  7. Ben Morris Says:

    I have quite a bit of a fear of heights, family members have kidded me ’bout me being afraid of the third step of ladder.

    I love this video. Yes, I watched it, certainly it gave me cold sweats, it was wonderful in its queasy glory (viewing was maybe a war between awe and fear, certainly both were present). It is just one of those things, I could never climb that tower, but seeing it done is one more great feat someone has done, and in this case recorded.

    Sometimes one persons daily job can be another persons thrill ride. This video is an extreme example of this. I love the internet.