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May 02, 2008
Gazing too deeply into the abyss
- caution: may induce queasiness or damage to furniture from white-knuckled gripping.
13 years ago
Thanks a lot fish tick. Now I can take another shower to rinse the cold sweat off my terrorized body.
Vertigo, indeed! I'm just acrophobic enough that it makes my feet tingle in a weird way, but I still had to watch it. The climber was amazingly casual about being on the brink for so much of the trip. And, thanks for bringing me back to Ample Sanity. I lost the link when I changed computers, but I'm going to enjoy catching up.
Egad, that scared the crap out me. The funny thing is, I always wanted to be a climber but being terrified of heights has proven itself to be something of a damper on that ambition. I wonder if there are successful climbers who are as vertigo prone as I am? Watching that video pretty much snuffed out any residual desire I had left. Was that guy holding the camera or was it attached to his hat etc? I couldn't imagine holding a camera while walking those narrow rails where the concrete had disintegrated. But then again I can't imagine doing it without a camera either.
Nope. I do NOT like the part where he shows his feet walking over the rails. Nope. Not gonna go there. Bring back a picture of the beautiful view.
I'm all for a walk in the fresh air but, jeeeez, I prefer little more trail and a little less air. Guy's got some cojones.
Ooooh that was brilliant! I want a go! Wheeee! Thanks for lovely linky, fish tick!
Wow, that's wonderful. Here's the
that explains a little more. I guess it's somewhere
You call that an abyss? Following the stock market is scarier than that walk. Although it's interesting to see a pathway where there are more (and deeper) potholes than Grand Ave. in Grover Beach, CA. (Local joke) And the speed with which the camera guy was climbing the steps and passing other hikers was quite impressive (yes, I got out of breath just watching, but I've been experiencing that a lot with web video lately).
gorgeous. not sure I'd do it tho. I'm not afraid of heights but I'm a major klutz :P
Wow, in full-screen it's even more terrifying. Also, holding a camera? I would want both hands free, thanks very much, and if I had the cojones to try this, I'd be the guy in the safety harness clipped to the guide wire, not the devil-may-care camera guy nonchalantly striding along the path. I've heard of trails being described as an "eyebrow" along a cliff face. This thing is an eye
. And in places, it's been plucked.
Cool video, thanks! Heights usually bother me a lot, but it just doesn't translate to video. It's weird.
I recognize the Hudson River, but where exactly in Brooklyn is that?
How did they build it?
Oh damn even in video the urge to
is... aww sheez.
How did they build it?
But seriously: they used tax-rebates, sky-hooks, trickle-down and "your own bootstraps".
MonkeyFilter: they used tax-rebates, sky-hooks, trickle-down and "your own bootstraps"
This dude has some
The link I posted has some great photos both before and after the link point. I mistakenly though it was at the beginning.
Geez, I'm not afraid of heights, but that was nerve-wracking to watch. Thanks!
What is the music?
Why, with pretty much every single youtube-like video that's not about music but contains music, does somebody always ask about the music?