As I say, I feel just as freaked out whenever I look at film of people experiencing great heights, yet this is a relatively recent development. When a couple of years back I was sent a link to the short film below, I was surprised to find myself feeling nauseous and genuinely scared as I watched. My heart was in my mouth and even though I knew the guys would not fall, I still felt they would. I still find it difficult to watch this without turning away or feeling panic creeping up on me. What does it do to you?
The catalyst for this post, however, is a new piece of film that I find even more unnerving. Despite the fact that the guys in the above film are obviously highly trained and very safe in the work they're carrying out, those in the next clip appear to be in a situation of great potential danger, or at least that's how it seems to me. It feels like the edge of the road could give away at any time, at least in my terrified mind as I watch through my hands. I couldn't even WALK this route without thinking I would tumble over the edge at any moment, let alone do what they're doing, obviously thrilled at their situation and seemingly without a care in the world. I could not even do this if offered a huge sum of money to do so, and I mean that quite sincerely. I have a sense of adventure, sure, but never to this degree. That this takes place in the province I live in makes it all the more mind-blowing and scary! And what happens after the climax of the clip? Where the hell does the road lead after that? How did they get back? Where were they going in the first place? Are they all quite insane?
Anyway, whatever the answers, enjoy or otherwise. Comments from fellow acrophobics are welcome!