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Post HMS Victory's captain climbs mast
Not sure what the date on this is, but I thought it was kind of interesting.
"The commanding officer of HMS Victory demonstrated he has a head for heights as he climbed 205 feet up the main mast and straight into the history books.
Lieutenant Commander Oscar Whild is believed to be the Victory’s first captain to have ever scaled the mast to check the rigging and general condition of the ship’s fittings using rope access techniques normally used for caving activities."
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... it makes me dizzy just looking at it!! :oops:

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Pretty cool to see the ship from that vantage point!

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Post Re: HMS Victory's captain climbs mast
This and other modern photographs can be found on the website below. Each news item is dated.

• 16th Oct 2009
Captain Climbs for Victory
The commanding officer of HMS Victory demonstrated he has a head for heights as he climbed 205 feet up the main mast and straight into the history books.

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/establishments/naval-bases-and-air-stations/hmnb-portsmouth/hms-victory/news/

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