One thing’s for sure, never take on a dare that involves climbing up power lines, or else you may be shorted, just like these wires you’re about to see. This particular incident occurred in Russia on 110,000-volt power lines. Continue reading to see more.
A major goal of overhead power line design is to maintain adequate clearance between energized conductors and the ground so as to prevent dangerous contact with the line, and to provide reliable support for the conductors, resilient to storms, ice load, earthquakes and other other potential causes of damage. Today overhead lines are routinely operated at voltages exceeding 765,000 volts between conductors, with even higher voltages possible in some cases.