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Don’t look down! Polishing the glass walkway of the Grand Canyon

There are two people in life: those that aren’t afraid of heights and those that, oh, nope, no way. These pictures show technicians from Abseilon USA polishing more than 40 panes of glass underneath the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon. The Skywalk extends 70 feet from the edge of the canyon, ‘offering views of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below’. But that’s not all these technicians do – the company’s work has also included ‘rappelling down into the Grand Canyon to retrieve water bottles, hates and other trash’. Yikes. No way!

Via The Daily Mail

People take the first official walk on the Skywalk, billed as the first-ever cantilever-shaped glass walkway extending 70 feet from the western Grand Canyon's rim more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River
Technicians polish the glass walkway 4,000 above the Grand Canyon
Technicians polish the glass walkway 4,000 above the Grand Canyon

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