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Offline ZombieCake

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Who needs a lifeline?
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:27:51 am »
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Offline Roger W

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Re: Who needs a lifeline?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 09:43:52 am »
I notice he has a rope going up to the top, but prefers ladders to SRT...
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

Offline PeteHall

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Re: Who needs a lifeline?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 12:46:04 pm »
I notice he has a rope going up to the top, but prefers ladders to SRT...
The rope is for his Bosun's chair, not a lifeline. Nothing to stop him from falling off it...
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Re: Who needs a lifeline?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 09:03:31 pm »
As a student i worked as a fitters mate at Patent shaft Steel works in Wednesbury during maintenance fortnight. The guy working on the chimney used 10 foot sections of wooden ladder which slotted into each other. He climbed up each section carrying the next one over his shoulder, slotted it in, went back down, carried another section up, slotted that in, then every so often tied the ladder to the chimney strapping. After 8 pints one lunchtime the foreman had to stop him carrying on doing this. This was in the 1970's.

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Re: Who needs a lifeline?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 11:08:54 pm »
A couple of quotes from Fred:

"If you make one mistake, it's half a day out with the undertaker,"  and

"I've never fell off a big chimney. You'd only fall off one of them once."
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"