Originally Posted by AndyBerry
Good suggestion to test before going up. There is a reason I haven't been up mast. Last time I went up it scared the bejesus out of me. Any suggestions there to make it more comfortable and safe?
Other than getting someone else to do it, I'd suggest looking at the many lengthy threads on this subject. There are even some going on now, and there are in them references
back to earlier ones. It is a popular discussion, driven mostly by folks who climb big rocks and things (crazy folks IMO!), but they have many suggestions for safety
and comfort in mast ascension.
FWIW, I too have an issue with heights,but over the years of yacht ownership
and the resultant needs to go aloft, my fears have pretty much vanished, and I'm quite comfy aloft... at least when at rest. Don't think I'll ever get complacent about doing it at sea!
Good luck with your efforts.