Video: The Scariest Job Ever – Worker Scaling 1,700 Feet Antenna Tower

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Could you ever imagine a job as simple as fixing an antenna? But what if that job entails climbing over 1,700 feet into the air?

To first put things into perspective when it comes to height, the Empire State Building in New York is 1,453 feet tall. The Building (Chicago’s Willis Tower) formally known as the Sears Tower, which was once the tallest building in the world, is 1,730 feet tall. The video below demonstrating an average day at work for this guy who has to repair a Guided Tower Antenna is 1,768 feet tall. He gets to ride an elevator most of the way up but still has to manually climb the last few hundred feet.

Now imagine climbing onto a tower that is over 1,700 feet into the air without a safety net and a temporary safety harness that you only hook to the tower when you are resting. I sure hope he has a parachute just in case.

Check out the video below of this guy’s helmet camera who climbs his “Stairway to Heaven”.

How much would it take for you to climb such a tall object? $500? $10,000? How about a cool $1 Million? I just hope this guy is getting ‘well compensated’ for his amazing efforts. I guess if it were not for people like this guy, then we would not have working iPhones, Blackberries, iPads and other general wireless communications.

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