18 September 2009

Extraordinary! Using a helicopter sledgehammer to clear loose rock from a cliff!

Posted by Dave Petley

I thought I had seen everything until I saw this video! It is from Norway, showing an extraordinary method for removing a loose rock pillar from a high, steep cliff. The answer is obvious – just hang a 1.8 tonne block on a cable under the helicopter and bash the offending rock with your new sledgehammer. This must take very skillful flying. The most amazing thing is that it worked – and there is some good footage of the not – insubstantial block descending the cliff.

I really strongly advise that you take look! It is on the following Norwegian news site: