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HOLY COW how does he keep from falling?! How far up is he? How fast would he be if he hit the ground? How long does it take to get down?

How long would it take for him to hit the ground if he fell? (What's the square mileage of visible land from that height?)



Can we figure out how high it is by knowing that it's 55 miles to the horizon  or is that too theoretical of a calculation?



Does he climb up enough poles in his lifetime to climb the distance to the moon?




How high is that? How long would it take for a dropped wrench to hit the ground?

How high is the tower? What numbers would you need to know to figure that out?





Why did my palms start sweating when I watched this? And, how high is the tower?











if we plot the height of the climber against the distance to the horizon visible at that height, what will be the shape of the curve?




As the height of the climber increases, how does the distance the climber can see change?















If he can see 55 miles to the horizon and he falls, how long does he have to think about how dumb it was not to use safety equipment?


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