Devour wrote:Hi Nick!
Thanks very much for your reply and link to Radio Trans sites. Very Helpful! As for the Omega Tower, Alas, I believe it was dismantled in April of this year after a base jumper died in 2014. (please confirm if this is indeed true as myself and my crew were hoping to clim it in December).
I will attempt to upload pictures from some of our climbs but for the time being, just check us out on Facebook. (JCL Crew)
It was blown up by explosives one glorious morning a few months back, watching the screaming metal come down is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
I know you've probably been lectured already, but learn a bit about towers, EMF meters aren't just for ghost hunters.
There are lots of glorious towers to climb across this country, if you ever do the trip across the Nullabor you'll find all the old Microwave towers that once linked the country before fiber.
Have a read of this if you're interested in those towers,
Nullarbor Telecommunication Towers
Be safe, no one really cares how many FB likes dead people get, your parents and family will. I've climbed a lot of stuff, but for the bit of extra time it takes to clip in, vs the time you'll be dead for, it's worth it. (Heck, when you learn a bit about the safety side of things and how to rig stuff, you can set up giant rope swings, and other fun stuff.)
And not just your safety, but for the guys you explore with, how would you feel if one of your crew fell? You'd never forgive yourself.
My best mate fell while climbing. We didn't know if he'd ever be able to move again, for him, that's worse than death. He was medevaced out by a helicopter, flown to a major hospital and as it stands he was insanely lucky. After months of hardly being able to move and rehab he's back out exploring, but that sinking feeling of not knowing if your friend would ever be able to move? It's not great.