Acrophobia Alert! Climbing Shanghai Tower

I would love to do this. For all of my faults and failings, and they are legion, I have no fear of heights.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to an old abandoned railroad bridge in the middle of the forest outside of Shelton, WA and snapped a few pics. It's about 350 feet straight down with no guard rails or any safety features whatsoever. It has to be the most unsafe place in the state.

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at February 12, 2014 7:07 PM

Now just a moment. I don't need to look down.

Posted by vanderleun at February 12, 2014 7:42 PM

Cudos to thes fellows, but remeber, somebody erected that building and crane. They were up there putting it together.
Here's a hat tip for all those who work up high.

Posted by Tim P at February 13, 2014 10:41 AM

Crawling up that high is juvenile and irresponsible but no one based. I'm completely let down!!

Posted by Jack at February 13, 2014 8:15 PM

So way cool, dudes. Now that's the way it's done.

You're supposed to be scared of heights! All your ancestors were. Scared of heights mean you hold on good and tight.

Can you imagine the s***-storm if a couple of typically bold Russkie climbers sneaked onto a USA job site and pulled this off? We've got armies of officious busybodies and naysayers that have sucked the boldness right out of us, just ready to pounce on and beat down anybody who dares to break boundaries.

It's been a long time since Krystal Klear/Perilous Journey/Bacher-Yerian went up. Where are our bold young men who aspire to great things? And no, not you pajama boy, sit your lame azz back down.

Posted by John A. Fleming at February 13, 2014 11:45 PM

When George Willig climbed the World Trade Center in 1977, he signed his name near enough to the observation deck for it to be seen, but in a place only reached by climbing up the side of the building from the street.

These Russian guys are amateurs in comparison to Willig. Willig was from Queens, so we've been there, done that.

Posted by gedaliya at February 14, 2014 9:40 PM

Fear of heights is an odd thing (I have it in spades). I had a friend (now deceased) who was likely the youngest fighter pilot in the Army Air Force in the Eastern Theater of WW II, and also one of the first one hundred U.S. jet fighter pilots.

He had thousands of flying hours and had to bail out of planes a couple of times, didn't bother him. But he wouldn't climb a ten foot stepladder, because of fear of heights.

Posted by Lorne at February 20, 2014 8:30 AM