Towering High – Climbing a Tower Crane, UK

Climbing A Tower Crane

Climbing to the top of a tower crane, high above a building site somewhere in the UK, to take in the views in all directions.

Visited October 2014  UK UK Building Site

Have you ever climbed to the top of a tower crane? Neither had I, so I decided to give it a go. Climbing the 58 metres of ladder is quite hard work but well worth it for the great views over the surrounding areas and such an adrenaline buzz from being up there!

There were two tower cranes on the building site, so I headed straight for the taller of the two. It’s surprising how much they sway around in the wind once you get to the top. But despite that they still feel remarkably secure and safe. Unfortunately the driver cab was locked, so I couldn’t get a selfie in the drivers seat, but still thoroughly enjoyed my first crane climb.

Tower Crane Climb - View from the platform to the rear
Tower Crane Climb – View from the platform to the rear
Tower Crane Climb - View over the building site including the other crane
Tower Crane Climb – View over the building site including the other crane
Tower Crane Climb - Clock tower and buildings below
Tower Crane Climb – Clock tower and buildings below
Tower Crane Climb - Don't look down!
Tower Crane Climb – Don’t look down!
Tower Crane Climb - View along the jib
Tower Crane Climb – View along the jib
Tower Crane Climb - The building site and cranes at ground level
Tower Crane Climb – The building site and cranes at ground level
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