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Old 04-01-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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This guy must not have any fear of heights at all.

“Finally, there was nothing more to climb. I was on top of the world,” said Alain Robert describing his feelings after completing his six hour-long climb to the top of the Burj Khalifa.

“It was a bit too windy and cold and the climb was not easy. As I was nearing the topmost floors the effect of the wind could be clearly felt. It felt as if the building was wavering,” he said.

There was no more to climb: Spiderman - Emirates 24/7
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I get queasy climbing anything higher than
a six foot step ladder. I love heights as long
is there is no chance of falling to my death.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I would have a parachute on incase the rope broke so I would have a chance to live.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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Well thank goodness he made is as far as he has without falling. I can't look over any ledge without that uneasy feeling. Damn you heights!
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I get queasy climbing anything higher than
a six foot step ladder. I love heights as long
is there is no chance of falling to my death.
I would never be able to stand on that glass balcony..
We went to Disney a couple of years ago for my neice's 3rd birthday, I got a queasy sick feeling from the fourth floor balconey of the hotel.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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If everyone hated heights as much as I do, there wouldn't be a structure on earth more than one story high.
I've seen video of iron workers putting up steel for high rise buildings. I get queasy just watching that.
I wouldn't have to worry about slipping and falling, I'd just pass out and fall.
I admire and respect their bravery. I couldn't do it.
I would rather face a robber with a gun. I got one too.
I don't do heights. Wings I do not have. On the ground I have a better chance of being at least equal or better than whatever confronts me.
Way up there, I have no defense against gravity if something happens.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:25 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I like heights when I'm enclosed and not on a scaffold.


That's also why I like to look at 50-story skyscrapers from a distance, but that's another thread.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Robhu View Post
If everyone hated heights as much as I do, there wouldn't be a structure on earth more than one story high.
I've seen video of iron workers putting up steel for high rise buildings. I get queasy just watching that.
I wouldn't have to worry about slipping and falling, I'd just pass out and fall.
I admire and respect their bravery. I couldn't do it.
.
I laughed so hard your comment I'd probably pass out too. And yes, they are very brave and I respect them too.
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