Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

12 päeva tagasi

Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: octopus.energy/octopus-fan-club/ (This video isn't sponsored, but obviously they did let me go up their wind turbine.)
Drone camera: Tom Francone
Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
Thanks very much to all the team at Octopus Energy and EWT!
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 14 päeva tagasi
I couldn't find a way to fit this into the video, but rather wonderfully, this turbine is called Octopus Energy's "#1 Fan". Thanks to all the team there, and the rope access team at EWT. This wasn't sponsored, and Octopus had no control over the final video, but obviously they did let me go up their conveniently-branded wind turbine in an effort to boost their brand. (If any other companies would like to show me around their conveniently-branded spectacular facilities, they should definitely get in touch...!)
Carløs ;-;
Carløs ;-; 23 tundi tagasi
this video changed my life
Zzzz Zzzz
Zzzz Zzzz Päev tagasi
thank you sponsor eagle
Paf 2 päeva tagasi
@Teut Hamer what
Teut Hamer
Teut Hamer 3 päeva tagasi
Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!
Victor Graf
Victor Graf 4 päeva tagasi
Trevor Miles
Trevor Miles 7 tundi tagasi
So tom what you do today.. you stil doing that boring computer site thing.? Geeshhh I think my toes would curl up and break if i did that. I consider myself a brave fellow. But brave by circumstance not by design . uhhh lean back and go with it..mmmm My hats off to you Tom.
1337 7 tundi tagasi
i almost had a heart attack for just watching it
L Alexander
L Alexander 9 tundi tagasi
"Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.
Funny Valentine
Funny Valentine 9 tundi tagasi
Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁
СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙ 9 tundi tagasi
"Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"
bwc1976 10 tundi tagasi
I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.
LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!
LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life! 11 tundi tagasi
Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!
SolidSith 13 tundi tagasi
No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.
SolidSith 13 tundi tagasi
Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Killed_By_The_Architect - 14 tundi tagasi
You couldn't pay me enough.
Turbowat? 14 tundi tagasi
My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.
macsloan58 15 tundi tagasi
Wind turbines are the biggest energy hoax/scam foisted on people in history. The minute they are designed, they are losing money. Any power engineer (I am not one) will tell you that it is impossible for a wind turbine to make more energy than it has consumed from design through manufacture and finally to installation. It is quite simple: there is not enough energy density in wind to make it a viable source of energy. That is an unarguable fact. Regardless of what liberals and tree huggers tell us, wind turbines use more energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...
Iliketobealone 16 tundi tagasi
Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Killed_By_The_Architect - 14 tundi tagasi
Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.
Pilot Peego
Pilot Peego 19 tundi tagasi
I would have a parachute as a backup.😂
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Killed_By_The_Architect - 14 tundi tagasi
You wouldn't have time to open it and get a full canopy before hitting the ground.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 19 tundi tagasi
I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.
Mr Neil
Mr Neil 20 tundi tagasi
For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 19 tundi tagasi
3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts
LIGHTNING FAST 21 tund tagasi
I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!
Carløs ;-;
Carløs ;-; 23 tundi tagasi
this video changed my life
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker Päev tagasi
The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper
Smit Shilpatul
Smit Shilpatul Päev tagasi
Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall
S H N Päev tagasi
4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48
Marty Lynchian
Marty Lynchian Päev tagasi
More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.
Kermit The Frog
Kermit The Frog Päev tagasi
“Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*
Ashen One
Ashen One Päev tagasi
you are one brave guy xDDD
Ronny Ron
Ronny Ron Päev tagasi
Too much talkie
Randy G
Randy G Päev tagasi
"Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.
Sports Trader
Sports Trader Päev tagasi
Even on YT heights get to me.
HellHound Actual
HellHound Actual Päev tagasi
The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao
yoobster Päev tagasi
absolute mad lad!
Andrew Storey
Andrew Storey Päev tagasi
Damn, we have blades longer than that tower on the direct drives. Look very simple to work on but I imagine changing a yaw motor or pitch motor would be a ball ache
Dr S4T4N
Dr S4T4N Päev tagasi
Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD
Ethan Rowland
Ethan Rowland Päev tagasi
3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts
sol star
sol star Päev tagasi
That looks sssooooo cool !
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Päev tagasi
feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.
Nue Houjuu
Nue Houjuu Päev tagasi
Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well
Robert Pirlot
Robert Pirlot Päev tagasi
I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.
ITSclassic Päev tagasi
how is this in my recommended
Ernests Milass
Ernests Milass Päev tagasi
octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it
L-Trizzle-12 2 päeva tagasi
Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘
Edgar Renje
Edgar Renje 2 päeva tagasi
I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.
Cross Category
Cross Category 2 päeva tagasi
This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing
Tech Gamer
Tech Gamer 2 päeva tagasi
Cursed Bungee jump
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson 2 päeva tagasi
The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".
Tesh Govindji
Tesh Govindji 2 päeva tagasi
I have to call my sister over to change the lightbulb on the attic staircase. So no, I would rather break my own legs and arms than climb up those ladders. 😑 Just though thought of climbing those ladders is giving me 5p-50p bum twitches.
Liquid Sofa
Liquid Sofa 2 päeva tagasi
The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.
Blu Scout
Blu Scout 2 päeva tagasi
I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires
petmensan 2 päeva tagasi
You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.
Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee 2 päeva tagasi
Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.
Cramer White
Cramer White 2 päeva tagasi
How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?
Amelia Mae
Amelia Mae 2 päeva tagasi
WIND TURBINES ARE TERRIBLE!!!! Sure they make "clean" energy, but if one of the blades cracks, they cant be repaired. So they bury them and destroy thousands of square feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.
The Dominator
The Dominator 2 päeva tagasi
4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine
ButterBall 2 päeva tagasi
I watched a video of a wind turbine who's brakes failed and it started a fire and stranded Two people on top. One jumped to his death while the other died from the fire.
Chez Man
Chez Man 2 päeva tagasi
That would be great except you can't control your descent. It is for emergencies, not fun. I've rappelled down rock faces so this would be simple but still fun.
Tony Totten
Tony Totten 2 päeva tagasi
Dixon Ticonderoga
Dixon Ticonderoga 2 päeva tagasi
Ham Mo
Ham Mo 2 päeva tagasi
Ugh health and safety is ridiculous
The Grammar Police
The Grammar Police 2 päeva tagasi
I went to Kentucky for Spring Break and I went repelling. Very similar feeling as to Tom. I had to keep telling myself to trust the process and that I was under the guidance of trained professionals. Started with the 50ft wall and finished with the 150ft wall. I was quite happy.
Rambling Rob
Rambling Rob 2 päeva tagasi
I got goose bumps just watching Tom
Nostrodumbass 2 päeva tagasi
Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.
Paid Tourist
Paid Tourist 2 päeva tagasi
Sidharth Sreeram
Sidharth Sreeram 2 päeva tagasi
Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣
Karen Smith
Karen Smith 3 päeva tagasi
Nope!!! XD
Sphinx the Minx
Sphinx the Minx 3 päeva tagasi
Switching it off to service it is cheating.
Shaun Mcgowan
Shaun Mcgowan 3 päeva tagasi
I've done some hard work and your body will act a little funny when you're doing that you get that skin tingling that heat flash going in your body wants to do weird things in your mind has to override it good show gentleman good show.
AMStationEngineer 3 päeva tagasi
You should gain a "royal proclamation" making it clear that "From this day forward, it shall never be said that you, Sir Tom Scott, 'DOESN'T HAVE A "SET"!!" Fred Dibnah approved this message, and asks "Did you like that??"....
Jānis Grīnvalds
Jānis Grīnvalds 3 päeva tagasi
One word "Aerones"
The Rolling Troll
The Rolling Troll 3 päeva tagasi
Now that was a fun trip :D.
SirHaugen 3 päeva tagasi
You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..
Paul Revere1776
Paul Revere1776 3 päeva tagasi
Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!
Izzy Ramos-Gunn
Izzy Ramos-Gunn 3 päeva tagasi
How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?
chibani Päev tagasi
What if one cable break? ... The second will save you. Redundancy my friend saves lives
Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for
Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for 3 päeva tagasi
Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode
NightOwl 3 päeva tagasi
props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂
Ascertivus 3 päeva tagasi
I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!
GAMED 21 3 päeva tagasi
when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone
over 9061
over 9061 3 päeva tagasi
i would be so scared
Evan Snyder
Evan Snyder 3 päeva tagasi
I hold a class 1 Medical License for aviation. I wonder how different mine are to theirs.
TheMeow_YT 3 päeva tagasi
You can go in them?
stevespyder 3 päeva tagasi
I would be rappelling down, much quicker. should try climbing northern Ontario fire towers. some up to 400' high, with ladders exposed to the environment. fun on a windy day...
Hanna Maria
Hanna Maria 3 päeva tagasi
can i- please do this?
Teut Hamer
Teut Hamer 3 päeva tagasi
Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!
Polywant Acracker
Polywant Acracker 3 päeva tagasi
I'm a big fan of this video
Bbomb 3 päeva tagasi
wow, that was some advanced green screen.
Shx & Mix
Shx & Mix 3 päeva tagasi
Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷
Borat Sagdiyev
Borat Sagdiyev 3 päeva tagasi
Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down
ACoustaDC 3 päeva tagasi
I would be out.... passed out as soon as I got to the top.
Broda Yoda
Broda Yoda 3 päeva tagasi
gary busey experience
gary busey experience 3 päeva tagasi
I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up
Melvin Muddfuckle
Melvin Muddfuckle 3 päeva tagasi
Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!
hen ko
hen ko 3 päeva tagasi
Meanwhile Fred Dibnah would have gone up the outide with his own ladders and no ropes and only a flatcap and a packet of woodbines for protection
Pointy Morper
Pointy Morper 3 päeva tagasi
What a thrill...
Ralph Malph
Ralph Malph 3 päeva tagasi
Neoliberal jackass propaganda
Bob Marley
Bob Marley 3 päeva tagasi
You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow
kirk Shotton
kirk Shotton 3 päeva tagasi
"I've got two wires on me,I've got 2 wires on me":)
Woodape 3 päeva tagasi
why i hate wind turbines..they cannot replace oil and gas as a power source because they do not generate enough power....they are massive machines that require a ton of fossil fuel just to manufacture, install, and maintain. They fill the landscape and when they e are are turning they have a huge effect on birds. ITS BEYOND STUPID TO THINK THAT WIND POWER IS THE ANSWER
Unkwn User
Unkwn User 3 päeva tagasi
Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.
Listen 3 päeva tagasi
Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent
Tania Thorn
Tania Thorn 3 päeva tagasi
The 21st Century John Noakes?;)
S10rm Trooper
S10rm Trooper 3 päeva tagasi
So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?
poetcomic1 4 päeva tagasi
These monstrosities have to be manufactured and hauled by huge trucks into place and after about ten years they fail and must be hauled away again and the net savings on CO2 are probably NEGATIVE and on top of that they kill birds by the millions and turn the great open plains into Robot Land.
Nesy 4 päeva tagasi
*Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*
Richard E
Richard E 4 päeva tagasi
you need to have a lot of faith in the coworkers who are lowering you down! a bungee would be more fun!
Mike JW
Mike JW 4 päeva tagasi
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