Good to know before your climb
Your health and safety are important.
Climbing is physically demanding, so a basic prerequisite is good physical condition and the ability to climb independently.
People who are pregnant, have cardiovascular disease, difficulty breathing, a serious fear of heights or dizziness should not participate in this activity.
Please therefore be truthful about your health. This is all to ensure that your safety is not compromised. All forms of intoxicants are prohibited before and during participation.
Prepare well for the climbing.
Be aware of the fact that it is often windier and colder at the top of the tower than at the bottom. Comfortable and tough clothes suitable for the current weather are therefore recommended, based on the layering principle. Helmets, safety harnesses and gloves are provided. You are allowed to wear your own gloves if you want. Wear comfortable shoes with firm/hard soles that grip well. Avoid shoes with flat or slippery soles, such as sneakers. Instead, choose sports shoes, trekking shoes or hiking boots. If you choose to wear shorts, remember to use long shorts that cover your knees. Before arriving for your climb, it’s a good idea to have a big breakfast and drink some water.
Lockable storage lockers.
You can lock away your personal belongings free of charge, including mobile phones, cameras and GoPros.
Our climbing guides will take pictures of you during the climb.
From a safety and security point of view, cameras, video equipment as well as wireless devices are not allowed during the climb.
Age, weight and size limits.
The lower age limit for the Climbing Shift is 16. Young people under the age of 18 must have a responsible adult with them on site. Each responsible adult can be responsible for a maximum of three young people.
The minimum weight is 50 kg and the maximum weight is 120 kg.
The climbing is done in the original structure, where the internal dimensions of the ladder with its curved protection are 490 mm deep and 740 mm wide.
5.Climbing is dependent on the weather.
Climbing is carried out in most weather conditions, e.g. rain and fog are not a problem. Make sure you dress properly to stay dry, and wear shoes that grip well.
We love climbing but will cancel the climb in the event of high winds, thunderstorms or other events beyond our control.
In the case of cancellation, we will first offer you rebooking to a new date, or alternatively a 100% refund. Although the aim of all our trips up the tower is to get up and out onto the cross arm, there is no guarantee that this will be possible on all climbs.
A climb to the tower’s elevator platform offers the same great view and experience and is equivalent to a completed climb, so no compensation is provided in such cases.
CERTIFICATION AND SAFETY
The climbing takes place in the original structure of the antenna tower, where a fall protection system is installed. Participants are attached to a fall protection system while on the ground and are not disconnected from it until the climb has been completed and they have returned to the ground. Participants do not need any previous climbing experience.
During the visit, all participants are informed about how the equipment works and how it should be used. Everyone is equipped with safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, safety harnesses and other fall protection equipment.
FEAR OF HEIGHTS
Perhaps you’ve imagined what it would be like to work up in the towers, or to climb up to celebrate a special occasion? A family member graduating from school, an anniversary party or an experience with your best friend or group of friends? Or maybe the World Heritage Site antenna tower is on your bucket list, and the feeling of experiencing a thrilling, authentic adventure that not only provides knowledge but also boosts your self-esteem. Very few people haven’t felt weak at the knees before climbing the antenna tower, but after the climb they have achieved a life goal and gotten rid of or reduced their fear of heights in the process. You’re not alone in your fear of heights. It is in fact a rather normal and somewhat sensible feeling, in our opinion.
Acrophobia, fear of heights, is common. Many of the radio station’s mast workers didn’t know if they could master the courage to set foot on the first step of the steel ladder. But, unlike the mast workers, who had to climb on their own, we are there to support you before, during and after the climb. We answer your questions, show you how safe the climb is, keep you mentally present and help you focus on the ultimate prize – challenging and overcoming your fears.
Seeing our climbers dare to face their fears makes us happy too. Does your pulse increase just thinking about it? Don’t underestimate your abilities. With help and support from us and from loved ones on the ground, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!