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Posted: 9/12/2004 4:35:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 5:52:48 AM EST by JarheadChiro]
Me too...



1st Flatiron, Chatauqua Park, Boulder, CO. 1983




S.P.I.E. Rigging, Camp Hanson, Okinawa, Japan


This ones for 82nd.


1st Lading Support Bn. 29 Palms



Mom's favorite!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:37:00 AM EST
Nope not me.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:38:22 AM EST
Nope...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:39:08 AM EST
Mostly I'm afraid of the sudden stop at the bottom.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:40:34 AM EST
Yep.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:41:39 AM EST
Crikey, you call that height.................................
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:42:17 AM EST
No, I am afraid of widths.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:43:40 AM EST
Nice pic.
I'm actually the opposite. I have an unnatural attraction to heights. Not a bravery thing. More like a mental defect. I can't help moving up to the edge to look down.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:50:52 AM EST
I am...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 4:51:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:34:50 AM EST
Update 2nd photo.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:38:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 5:38:56 AM EST by Sweep]
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:38:43 AM EST
yes and no..

If I'm tied into something, I'm good

example: rock climbing, rapelling, skydiving, aircraft



actually, I would classify it as fear of falling.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:43:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sweep:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Nice pic.
I'm actually the opposite. I have an unnatural attraction to heights. Not a bravery thing. More like a mental defect. I can't help moving up to the edge to look down.



Same with me. Guess that's why I like being on top of chimneys so much. Never could understand how my uncle had a fear of heights but still managed to sweep chimneys.

Although I don't have a fear of heights, I do have a fear of falling.

ETA: When were you in Okinawa? I was ther from May '86 to July '93. Kadena AB.



87-88.

Air Force chow was the best over there.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:44:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:46:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:46:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Nice pics. Where's all the jump photos?

(I overcame my fear of heights when I was 17 in Airborne school).




I'm working on it, I have to take digi photos of the photo, (no scanner), and they keep turning out like shit!

Any advice?
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:48:03 AM EST
Buy a scanner....JARHEAD!


Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:

I'm working on it, I have to take digi photos of the photo, (no scanner), and they keep turning out like shit!

Any advice?

Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:01:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Nice pics. Where's all the jump photos?

(I overcame my fear of heights when I was 17 in Airborne school).





Updated for ya!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:37:06 AM EST
I love heights.

Pic #3 is great...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:00:04 AM EST
I was intrigued and apprehensive about heights until my first jump... Then I got scared! Fear keeps a man alive. No fear = fool and complancency = injury or death.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:04:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:06:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:06:25 AM EST
I'm not particularly afraid of heights but I do repect GRAVITY. I've worked 'high steel' construction where the only thing between me and certain death was the 10" beam I was on and a safety belt which isn't attached when moving across the beam.

Hell, I've even jumped out of perfectly good airplanes for fun!! But I never considered either activety to be unsafe.
But standing on the edge of a cliff or 'Free climbing' (without a rope or harness) just seems to be tempting the 'dark angel' to take you to the other side..........
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:08:59 AM EST
Believe or not, yes I am. I just deal with it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:11:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZMAN-1:
I'm not particularly afraid of heights but I do repect GRAVITY. I've worked 'high steel' construction where the only thing between me and certain death was the 10" beam I was on and a safety belt which isn't attached when moving across the beam.

Hell, I've even jumped out of perfectly good airplanes for fun!! But I never considered either activety to be unsafe.
But standing on the edge of a cliff or 'Free climbing' (without a rope or harness) just seems to be tempting the 'dark angel' to take you to the other side..........



Yep. The "scariest" heights I've had were on towers or cliffs. I had no problems with Airborne or my few civilian jumps, but actually being on something like a tower or antenna is the best. I think because the perspective of the structure brings it home very clearly.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:11:43 AM EST
im just afraid of the landing.....hehehehehhheheh
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:12:27 AM EST
Heights dont bother me at all
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:24:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZMAN-1:

But standing on the edge of a cliff or 'Free climbing' (without a rope or harness) just seems to be tempting the 'dark angel' to take you to the other side..........



Unfortunately, the guy who took that photo was killed in a climbing fall, a few weeks after that photo was taken, in Boulder Canyon.


He was my best friend.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:28:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:49:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:

Originally Posted By AZMAN-1:

But standing on the edge of a cliff or 'Free climbing' (without a rope or harness) just seems to be tempting the 'dark angel' to take you to the other side..........



Unfortunately, the guy who took that photo was killed in a climbing fall, a few weeks after that photo was taken, in Boulder Canyon.


He was my best friend.




I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, I guess you better than anyone understand what I ment by the above quote........
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:35:18 PM EST
Well yes and no. Call it a healthy respect. I worked for a power company in the late 70's and I've been to the top of a 100ft wood pole on a set of hooks and a 175ft steel tower. I'm a telephone repairman now and spend a lot of time on poles and working off ladders. Confidence without respect will get you killed.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:42:54 PM EST
Its not the fall that kills you.

Or even the sudden stop at the end.

Its the realization that 'yes, you really are THIS stupid'
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:45:25 PM EST
I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:45:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
Me too...

img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/jarheadchiro/1stFlatiron.jpg

1st Flatiron, Chatauqua Park, Boulder, CO. 1983


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S.P.I.E. Rigging, Camp Hanson, Okinawa, Japan


This ones for 82nd.
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1st Lading Support Bn. 29 Palms


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Mom's favorite!!




Awesome. I wish I would have lived my life to the fullest like that. Must feel great.
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