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Don't look down...<br />
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Salisbury Cathedral - Conservation on the west side of the Cathedral<br />
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Specialist conservationists have been roped into dangling 80ft in the air to carry out important maintenance work at Salisbury Cathedral.<br />
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Four rope access specialists from Vitruvius Conservation are working on the West Front of the historic building in Wiltshire over a three-week period.<br />
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The hair-raising method may look more dangerous than scaffolding but it is actually completely safe and saves the cathedral authorities a small fortune.<br />
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With westerly winds, the West Front gets the brunt of the bad weather causing erosion and it has 80 statues which need to be checked for loose stonework and damage.<br />
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The team abseil down from the gables and carry out work repointing and pinning any loose stone while suspended on the ropes.