Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: https://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!

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50 Comments

  1. Yezpahr on May 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Anybody else’s legs went numb when: 4:25

  2. gary busey experience on May 12, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

  3. Bxndslol on May 12, 2021 at 12:03 am

    My anxiety rised so much at 4:28 😂😂😂

  4. Nesy on May 12, 2021 at 12:03 am

    *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

  5. Bbomb on May 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    wow, that was some advanced green screen.

  6. Richard E on May 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    you need to have a lot of faith in the coworkers who are lowering you down! a bungee would be more fun!

  7. Roderick Cronin on May 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Climbing a ladder straight up with no tea shop on the way, definitely for the fittest of us.

  8. timothy bax on May 12, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Gotta love the flat view.

  9. Shane Flett on May 12, 2021 at 12:08 am

    welcome to the sweaty hand club, come in, we got drinks

  10. Mandula Abogada on May 12, 2021 at 12:13 am

    One thing for sure turbines will never leave a carbon footprint.

  11. Tania Thorn on May 12, 2021 at 12:14 am

    The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

  12. ACoustaDC on May 12, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I would be out…. passed out as soon as I got to the top.

  13. Woodape on May 12, 2021 at 12:15 am

    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

  14. Cassie on May 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Ah yes, the Fight, flight, or "I’ve got two wires on me" response.

  15. Pointy Morper on May 12, 2021 at 12:17 am

    What a thrill…

  16. youssef le gamer on May 12, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

  17. Tom Scott on May 12, 2021 at 12:18 am

    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…!)

  18. Dancing cow on May 12, 2021 at 12:19 am

    amogus

  19. Broda Yoda on May 12, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Wempt

  20. Mike JW on May 12, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Speak English

  21. HappyCrying Cat on May 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    I hate when he’s at the top you can see the entire thing move

  22. MoneyMuffin on May 12, 2021 at 12:23 am

    just use a water elevator

  23. Brian Reinhardt on May 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Emergency: a broken ankle

    EMERGENCY: a broken tower

  24. ninepuchar1 on May 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Turbine height is the height of COLOSSAL TITAN😶

  25. S10rm Trooper on May 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?

  26. goalie2998 on May 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Assuming someone is incapacitated enough to require being lowered, the placement of the emergency exit, being up a ladder seems impractical.
    I will never have to worry about that. As I wouldnt go up one of these if there was a bag of cash at the top.

  27. gotnoshoes99 on May 12, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

  28. Melvin Muddfuckle on May 12, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

  29. Erin Meow on May 12, 2021 at 12:29 am

    We have these beauties in Albany on the southern tip of Western Australia. They’re phenomenal!

  30. Squeeky Clean on May 12, 2021 at 12:32 am

    I got nervous just watching you lean at the top of the turbine. Great video!

  31. Unkwn User on May 12, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.

  32. Listen on May 12, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

  33. poetcomic1 on May 12, 2021 at 12:33 am

    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.

  34. Borat Sagdiyev on May 12, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down

  35. Shx & Mix on May 12, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

  36. Swe3ets on May 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    i would want a parachute

  37. TheBlacktom on May 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    All I could think about is don’t touch the harness, don’t touch the harness, don’t touch the harness, don’t touch the harness, don’t touch the harness, don’t touch the harness, DON’T TOUCH THE HARNESS!!!

  38. Joerg Sonnenberger on May 12, 2021 at 12:37 am

    When I was in highschool 20 years ago, we visited a wind turbine as part a science project. It wasn’t as high as this one, but the view from the top was just as brilliant 🙂

  39. french croissant on May 12, 2021 at 12:38 am

    i love the google eyes

  40. William Napier on May 12, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Watching him step off was the most nervewracking thing for someone with a fear of heights

  41. neenmach on May 12, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Awesome!!

  42. King Croc on May 12, 2021 at 12:44 am

    i can barely stand watching this i keep getting that heights feeling
    and its starting to bother me
    bye

  43. JWP on May 12, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Tom "Two Wires" Scott

  44. Ralph Malph on May 12, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Neoliberal jackass propaganda

  45. Logan does stuff on May 12, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Can’t stop watching

  46. kirk Shotton on May 12, 2021 at 12:54 am

    "I’ve got two wires on me,I’ve got 2 wires on me":)

  47. Gallardo6669 on May 12, 2021 at 12:54 am

    There are indeed many many dangerous situations in this industry. And never climb on a ladder with a other guy unless it has to be that way AND there is closed hatch between the two. Never unhook someone else if you don’t really have to ( for several reasons).

  48. Bob Marley on May 12, 2021 at 12:55 am

    You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow

  49. Bigyeti Technologies on May 12, 2021 at 12:56 am

    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

  50. The Kilted Veteran on May 12, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

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