Climbing a 1,500-Foot Radio Tower Without Safety Gear Is Stupid for So Many Reasons

By Gizmodo on at

Climbing something this high is concerning to begin with, but intentionally doing it without safety equipment borders on suicidal.

Not only do you risk the obvious by doing unassisted solo climbs, but according to uploader Urban Adventures, “it’s easy to die from things you can’t see like radiation and electrocution.” So just add that to the mix for good measure. Luckily this tower was determined to be deactivated, making it only unsafe for conventional reasons, like falling to your untimely death from almost 1,500 feet. (For reference, the Empire State Building is only 1,454.) In the end, the climb took four hours. Four anxiety-inducing hours.

[Sweaty Palms]