Thursday, November 11, 2010

Over the Wall


Yesterday, Phoenix City Councilman Tom Simplot went over the wall of a 16 story building……for a good cause.  He, along with a few others repelled down the side of the One Lexington high-rise to raise money for the Special Olympics.

I was on the ground taking the photo above and his chief of staff was on the roof taking the photo to the left.  Both of us agreed that it something neither of us could do! 

10 comments:

brattcat said...

That's a brave and dedicated civil servant.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Wow. This is frightening. While it makes sense to wear a hard hat, I shudder to think that the hard hat would do little good until Tom gets much closer to the ground.

I have repelled in a canyon in Costa Rica, and have done bungee plunges of about 300 feet a couple of times, but this view from above looks scary.

Randy said...

Oh I don't think so! Brave man, and for a good cause too. My hat is off to him.

Kathy said...

You rock, Tom!

Jarart said...

Yikes! I couldn't even look over the edge, much less try what Tom is doing! Nerves of steel....or just a little crazy.....which ever it is, I'm impressed. Way to go, Tom!

Memphis MOJO said...

Both of us agreed that it something neither of us could do!

I get nervous just looking at the photos (let alone being on the roof). Good shot

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, i did not know Tom repelled. what a fabulous opportunity but you have to be very brave indeed. I hope someone in the media covers this., great effort for a great cause

Jack said...

It gives me chills. Years ago I was at Outward Bound and one of the challenges was rappelling. I remember standing at the top of a cliff, facing inward and thinking, Sure, I'm voluntarily going to step backward off a cliff, no way! But I did it and it was exhilarating, but never again.

JM said...

Vertigo! Great timing as to the top shot.

Nathalie said...

Eeeeeek, I couldn't do that!
Both photos are stunning! The one taken from the top shows amazing shadows and reflections below, and the one taken from the ground is jaw-dropping - me scared!