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Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine
Tom Scott

Tom Scott

Published on 2 weeks ago

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!

Filmed safely: https://www.tomscott.com/safe/

I'm at https://tomscott.com
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Tom Scott

Tom Scott . 2 weeks ago

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...!)
The Busby Babes

The Busby Babes . 2 hours ago

reminded me of the picture of two young technicians being caught on a windturbine in the netherlands dying on it because it caught fire...
eioshen boboi

eioshen boboi . 6 hours ago

Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment
Maxsdad 53

Maxsdad 53 . 7 hours ago

I have one word for that... NO F**KING WAY!
Moody Millennial

Moody Millennial . 7 hours ago

Imagine if right as Tom was starting to step back over the edge the guy was like “oh crap, wait hold on!!” 😂

dirtyhannie . 13 hours ago

This make me think of the two dutch mechanics who died in 2013. Fire broke out while they were trapped on top. Real tragic story.

onlythewise1 . 17 hours ago

thats so scary

F . 19 hours ago

Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it
Snakezase 29

Snakezase 29 . 19 hours ago

Is this because of that one incident
Sir Puffball

Sir Puffball . 22 hours ago

It's not even so much the height that would scare me, it's just how *thin* it is. Always looks like a hundred pounds of force could knock it over
Markus Rennelius

Markus Rennelius . 1 day ago

highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼
Scott FW

Scott FW . 1 day ago

Merely viewing this left my palms dripping sweat - it's not that I'm afraid of heights, it's just that I want absolutely nothing to do with their edges!

SilliusBuns . 1 day ago

Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD
Alex Berkman

Alex Berkman . 1 day ago

Oil rigs have something similar called the "Geronimo line" for the derrick-hand. ("Geronimo!" was old thing that people said said if if they made a scary leap to save themselves.)
Rain Man

Rain Man . 1 day ago

seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

mazzox . 1 day ago

Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?


Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

controlfreak1963 . 1 day ago

I started my Tenet loop in one of those!
Colton Cain

Colton Cain . 1 day ago

I hate to be the one but his figure 8 knot tied to his caribiner attached to the D ring doesn’t have a safety. Granted it’s a strong knot but it’s always good to have that safety knot to prevent slippage.

MMT-Games . 1 day ago

we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode

robert17 . 1 day ago

i dont know why i expected this video to be better

Gabriel . 1 day ago

I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

Herpes-Lip . 2 days ago

Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

郭文 . 2 days ago

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h8GWBî . 2 days ago

I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.
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Dj none

Dj none . 2 days ago

I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise
Aitor B

Aitor B . 2 days ago

The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.
Paul Robert

Paul Robert . 2 days ago

Not interesting at all

morphman86 . 2 days ago

Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"

LiamThm . 2 days ago

Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

wesmatron . 2 days ago

Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?
Glen DeKoker

Glen DeKoker . 2 days ago


Gianluca . 2 days ago

you can make a theme park out of it
vbddfy euuyt

vbddfy euuyt . 2 days ago

Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.
donnza c

donnza c . 2 days ago

Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?
Marcelo Jardon

Marcelo Jardon . 2 days ago

Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity
Buddy Hendrix

Buddy Hendrix . 2 days ago

Söt Gråvarg

Söt Gråvarg . 2 days ago

I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢
Tactical Butter

Tactical Butter . 3 days ago

The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

MothproofKT . 3 days ago

I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂
Trevor Miles

Trevor Miles . 3 days ago

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 . 3 days ago

i almost had a heart attack for just watching it
L Alexander

L Alexander . 3 days ago

"Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.
Funny Valentine

Funny Valentine . 3 days ago

Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙ . 3 days ago

"Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"

bwc1976 . 3 days ago

I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.
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LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life! . 3 days ago

Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

SolidSith . 3 days ago

No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.
Killed_By_The_Architect -

Killed_By_The_Architect - . 3 days ago

You couldn't pay me enough.

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