When free climbing, you are very careful.  Perhaps more careful than with 
multiple lanyards.
I can remember placing each hand in a slow deliberate manner.  Did not want 
to be surprised by a sharp metal burr or stinging insect on whatever I was 
grabbing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cameron Kilton" <c...@midcoast.com>
To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident


> When I climb, I am clipped into three different areas while working
> away.
>
> Freestyle, phew, glad I missed that part of it. I have been climbing for
> about 4 years I couldn't imagine using some of the stuff people used to
> use.
>
> -Cameron
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> Behalf Of Chuck McCown
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 4:30 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident
>
> I used to free climb towers.  Some of them had so much crap on them it
> was
> the only way to do it (unless you had two belts... perish the thought).
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "3-dB Networks" <wi...@3-db.net>
> To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident
>
>
>> And 15 years ago most people climbed towers freestyle... all this
> safety
>> gear is still relatively new isn't it
>>
>> Daniel White
>> 3-dB Networks
>> http://www.3dbnetworks.com
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org]
> On
>> Behalf Of Chuck McCown
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:50 AM
>> To: WISPA General List
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident
>>
>> Back in the day, we climbed wooden poles with nothing other than our
> hooks
>> and hands.  Once you got up, then you would throw the one single belt
>> around
>>
>> the pole.  Most of the time the drop was between 20 and 30 feet.
> Enough
>> to
>> hurt you pretty bad but probably not kill you.  I "burned" one pole
> one
>> time.  Torn shirt, splinters in my arms.  Funny how quick you can hug
> a
>> pole
>>
>> when you hook hits a knot in the pole.  (The reason it happened was I
> was
>> talking to and showing off for a former girlfriend).  In any event, it
> was
>> the preferred way of climbing.  Much quicker and easier, and actually,
> if
>> the pole was nice and soft, was very safe.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "George Rogato" <wi...@oregonfast.net>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:12 AM
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident
>>
>>
>>> When you climb, do you only use one lanyard to tie off with?
>>> Does this mean every time you unclip your lanyard to move it  that
> you
>>> are then not tied off at all?
>>>
>>>
>>> 3-dB Networks wrote:
>>>> Well I don't tie off in two places when I'm climbing... but when I
> am in
>>>> a
>>>> position I am going to be working at I tie off in two different
> places
>>>> just
>>>> in case... because you never know what might happen.
>>>>
>>>> Daniel White
>>>> 3-dB Networks
>>>> http://www.3dbnetworks.com
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org]
> On
>>>> Behalf Of Josh Luthman
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 8:52 AM
>>>> To: dmburg...@linktechs.net; WISPA General List
>>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Tower accident
>>>>
>>>> When climbing how many think "let's tie off in two places because
> this
>>>> first piece of angle iron is going to fall off"?
>>>>
>>>> On 1/6/09, Dennis Burgess - Linktechs.net <dmburg...@linktechs.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Not to say thats not right.  The whole point of the Darwin awards
> was
>>>>> that the people who died have died in the most stupidest way, that
> they
>>>>> did the entire human population a favor by eliminating themselves
> from
>>>>> the gene pool.  There is a movie even on it.    Like the guy who
>>>>> strapped a Jato Rocket to his Chevy, the guy who was so cheap, he
> got
>>>>> his hand stuck in the soda machine and while trying to free it, it
> feel
>>>>> over on him.  ETC.  Its on netflix instant streaming.
>>>>>
>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>> * Dennis Burgess, CCNA, A+, Mikrotik Certified Trainer
>>>>> WISPA Board Member - wispa.org <http://www.wispa.org/>
>>>>> Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik & WISP Support Services*
>>>>> *Office*: 314-735-0270 *Website*: http://www.linktechs.net
>>>>> <http://www.linktechs.net/>
>>>>>
>>>>> */ Link Technologies, Inc is offering LIVE Mikrotik On-Line
> Training
>>>>> <http://www.linktechs.net/onlinetraining.asp>/*
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> George Rogato wrote:
>>>>>> Very sad indeed.
>>>>>> I don't think they should be giving awards away for incidents when
>>>>>> people die at work. Even if the person made a mistake like that.
>>>>>> It was not funny to me at all.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But some have a weird sense of humor.
>>>>>> Me, I see no humor in a death or falling off a tower
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Blair Davis wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tower accident...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2008-20.html
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>>>> ----
>>>>>>> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
>>>>>>> http://signup.wispa.org/
>>>>>>>
>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>>>> ----
>>>>>>> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
>>>>>>> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>>>> ----
>>>>>> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
>>>>>> http://signup.wispa.org/
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>>>> ----
>>>>>> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
>>>>>> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>>>> ----
>>>>> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
>>>>> http://signup.wispa.org/
>>>>>
>>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>>>> ----
>>>>> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>>>>>
>>>>> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
>>>>> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>>>>>
>>>>> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>> ----
>>> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
>>> http://signup.wispa.org/
>>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>> ----
>>>
>>> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>>>
>>> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
>>> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>>>
>>> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>> ----
>> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
>> http://signup.wispa.org/
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>> ----
>>
>> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>>
>> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
>> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>>
>> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>>
>>
>>
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------
>> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
>> http://signup.wispa.org/
>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------
>>
>> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>>
>> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
>> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>>
>> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------
> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
> http://signup.wispa.org/
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------
>
> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>
> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>
> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> WISPA Wants You! Join today!
> http://signup.wispa.org/
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org
>
> Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless
>
> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
> 



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WISPA Wants You! Join today!
http://signup.wispa.org/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Subscribe/Unsubscribe:
http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless

Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

Reply via email to