Taking The Emergency Exit Out The Top Of A Wind Turbine

Because having an emergency exit strategy in place is an important part of survival (and not pooping your pants at the restaurant table while on a date), this is a video of Tom Scott being treated to a tour of a giant wind turbine, as well as getting to experience an emergency exit right out of the top, which basically involves slowly and terrifyingly being lowered down the side of the thing using a descender. I’m going to be honest, that does not look like a good time to me, and Tom handles it much better than I would have, which would have likely involved a lot of crying and asking for my mom. Still, I suppose this style of emergency exit does beat a backpack stuffed with beach towels and ‘PARASHOOT’ written on it in Sharpie.