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Edge Walk!
« on: September 03, 2011, 06:34:49 PM »
 
Edge Walk!

Off topic from EQ.

On Thursday, my father and I took part in an Edge Walk at the CN Tower.  For anyone outside Canada, you may not be familiar with the CN Tower, but it's one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world.

Basically, Edge Walk is where you walk around the outside of the observation deck at a height of 356 metres (1,168ft) above the ground with no handrails.  Fun stuff!

As I went into detail in chat on Thursday, you're wearing a harness tied to a rack system and you can freely move around the 1.5 metre wide walkway that wraps around the tower.

Below is the procedure roughly to prep/reaching outside:

Prep room:
  • Removal of all watches/loose items, metal objects, earrings etc.

 
  • Breathalyzer Test

 
  • Explosive substance Test

 
  • Metal Scanner

 
  • Put on orange jumpsuits.

 
  • Harness

 
  • You're checked TWICE in the prep room, for proper harness/clothing/footwear securely fastened.
Elevator up top, and you pass through locked doors to final chamber before going outisde:
  • Instructor goes over some common sense stuff.

 
  • Explanation of the tie-off/rack system in front of us that we each get hooked up to.

 
  • Procedure for going outside.

 
  • After hookup, we're checked AGAIN twice if I recall for hookup properly.

 
  • Final tie put on clip so it's tamper proof (can't unhook yourself/others).

 
  • Then door opens and we walk out!  Rawr!
Photos & Video

Hard to describe the experience without some video/pictures.  So first, here's are a few pictures.


PHOTOS:


               
CNTowerEdgeWalk2011-5.jpg Me! Rawr!
CNTowerEdgeWalk2011-3.jpg With my father!
CNTowerEdgeWalk2011-8.jpg Group shot (6 up at a time, these were the others up with us).


VIDEO: Edge Walk - Certain clips are available in HD, but I put it together in a standard playlist.  YouTube will set it for best performance/etc depending on your account settings/comp.

The video is shot from the instructors' headcam.  All done in HD, but they give you a DVD with both versions.  Plus you can pay an extra $10 for a USB stick of the digital photos/video segments.  I opted in for the extra stick since it's best to have digital copies for any prints down the road and storage.



Edge Walk Information

Here's the official site for Edge Walk, in case anyone is interested, and/or near Toronto and wants to take in an experience of a lifetime.




« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 06:43:55 PM by Furro »

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 11:18:55 PM »
Thanks for sharing man!  Just seeing it kind of gives me some courage to give it a try.

You guys look so relaxed and happy -- or is it just so nerve racking, you're high on the rush? :)

Really appreciate you posting those, I can't tell you how freaking cool that looks and must have been.

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 01:38:36 PM »
You sir, have lost your mind!

Wow, very impressive.


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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 03:51:59 AM »
that is just amazing lol .. i have done bungee jumping but that is far higher then i think i would want to hang over a an edge lol ..
agree with the others you look so comfortable lol .. ( and tall used to seeing you short man ) lol
ps so jealous that your dad got out there and did that with ya .. i don't think my parents would do anything daring with me like that.. i gotta talk my brother into doing crazy crap with me lol 8)
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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 12:14:55 PM »
Awesome pics. Looks like a lot of fun/thrill seeking =}

Definately not a place for acrophobics.

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 12:09:43 AM »
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that is just amazing lol .. i have done bungee jumping but that is far higher then i think i would want to hang over a an edge lol ..
agree with the others you look so comfortable lol .. ( and tall used to seeing you short man ) lol
ps so jealous that your dad got out there and did that with ya .. i don't think my parents would do anything daring with me like that.. i gotta talk my brother into doing crazy crap with me lol 8)

Did you think his face looked like his toon too?

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 01:07:05 AM »
I told him that in game!  I thought he looked just like Furro, maybe a little... a LITTLE... taller.

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 10:50:51 PM »
http://www.wimp.com/cntower/

So you can see for yourselves in a video. :)

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 11:03:26 PM »
Wow, that's insane!  I'd be terrified but it sounds like it's just a rush!

Is one of those you in the one you posted Ssark?

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 01:54:30 AM »
Oh no, not me at all.

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 12:27:21 PM »
I used to live in TO, now im out in Belleville. I have thought about doing this and I also have a wedding to plan... wonder if something like that could be arranged? Would help keep the numbers down thats for sure!
Then again I think about doing lots of things, then find myself playing EQ :D

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2022, 10:52:01 AM »
I'm reviving this post from over a decade ago just because there are photos of Furro out there and he won't let me see them and I find this extremely unfair when I'm trying to stalk him.
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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2022, 11:25:55 PM »
Thanks, Raiena. Thought this was new and I was going to see proof Furro isn't a robot.

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Re: Edge Walk!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2022, 03:28:15 AM »
Sorry to disappoint, Raccoo.

If Furro would stop being so stubborn though...
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