A few months ago I had the privilege of not only being on top of the cables of the Verrazano bridge, but also being able to repel down along side of them for an inspection.
The air is much different up five hundred feet above speeding cars and trucks, it’s somewhat quite, isolated.
We drop down with the Ropes in bags due to the hazards of a car or truck catching our climbing rope and tearing out the anchors. Wind gusts wait for the opportune moment to make you into a human kite. The sun burn, exhaustion from pulling up 80 pounds of ropes… all worth it.
All in a days work.