Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Want to Climb a Wind Turbine?

If your car breaks, you take it to a mechanic. If your wind turbine breaks, you call a climbing technician who isn’t afraid of heights. In this interview we talk with Jackie Sommers and David Anthes of Rope Partner, a company in Santa Cruz that will go climb a huge wind machine and fix it. Most of their employees are ex-rock climbers and surfers who aren’t afraid to have a little fun hundreds of feet off the ground. And for a bonus, we get a song by Keith Rayburn of the Rayburn Brothers.

Here is a video of their death-defying work.