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working the wireless - climbing the pole

it was really too cold a day to be working outside. it had to be in the negative degrees with the wind chill. bill was the tower climber at the antennae side and i was at the equipment end t/shooting the issues. we were out there for a good hour and a half. me in a foot of snow around the exterior equipment on a rooftop and him up about 200 feet on a monopole tower with that cold wind blowing hard against us both. having no feeling in my extremities and judging that we've accumulated enough information, we called it a day. felt like i was walking on stilts as i made my way back to warmth and the hope of a good thawing. took a good 15 minutes to feel pain and than relief in my hands and feet. probably the closest i've come to frostbite. c'est la vie, eh? :>


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selected for photography bay on 13feb11

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Taken on February 9, 2011