We're just over 12 hours away from rappelling off the roof of the Financial Center in Des Moines.  Pat Miletich challenged me to do this with him, listeners pledged over $1400 to Special Olympics of Iowa, and now I'm sitting in a hotel room realizing how screwed I am.

We went through the briefing of how it'll work tomorrow.  Here's some of the safety equipment:

After signing our lives away, we headed up to the "practice" area which is on the roof of an adjacent building that's only 3 stories up.  Here's the rigging, the view, and an MMA Hall of Famer who is about to sh@t himself:

Michaels, TownSquare
Michaels, TownSquare

Remember, this is at 30 feet up.  Tomorrow at 10:30 it's the real deal--345 feet straight down off the roof of this bad boy.  (If you look close at the top left hand corner of the building there's a tiny white speck.  That's a guy in a white hard hat. Can you see him in the second picture?)

Michaels, TownSquare

 

 

Michaels, TownSquare