Dad With Intense Fear Of Heights Gets Creative To Enjoy View With His Family

This dad's fear of heights is seriousness business, but when his family wanted to see a beautiful cliff, he wasn't about to miss out on precious family time.

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:12 p.m. ET

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Acrophobia is not fun. It means riding roller coasters at theme parks is out of the question. Window seats on airplane rides? Fat chance. And if you book a hotel in a metropolitan area and happen to get booked in a top-floor room, that means the blinds are always closed.

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It also means that enjoying some of nature's more spectacular and breathtaking views is a difficult task. Want to go to the Grand Canyon? Yeah that's not happening. Neither is any type of cliff or mountain related-viewing experience. You can also assume that nature hikes that travel northward and involve hills are probably not your cup of tea.

Like when this tourist visited Dún Aonghasa in Ireland and everyone around him was soaking up the gorgeous sights. Naturally, due to his condition, he was having a very tough time So he improvised.

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You can hear his daughter cheering him on, and even though it took a little while for him to finally make it to the edge, good for him for his willingness to crawl to the edge so he could see the view for himself.

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And if you think that crawling is a weird way for someone to get over their fear of heights, it turns out that it's a lot more common than you think.

Like this woman who visited an old castle and couldn't take the altitude. Imagine how much it would suck if you lived in the olden times, in a Castle, and you're forced to live in a high tower because you're a princess, but you had this condition? What're you going to do? Live like a peasant on the ground? 

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These people seem to have the opposite of acrophobia...whatever that's called.

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No thank you, I'm good not soiling myself....and I'm not talking about doing it just watching it online will have that effect.

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