Wind farm worker climbs high to get job done

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Not that the 29-year-old Pedro, a maintenance technician at Horizon Wind Energy's Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm at Telocaset, gets a lot of time to sit and admire the countryside. The ladder leading to the top of a wind turbine looks daunting enough, but climb assist technology makes going up a snap. On days when he isn't showing reporters and photographers around, he and his co-workers climb skyward bent on the business of keeping the turbines, all 61 of them, running like finely-made Swiss clocks. Photo courtesy of The (La Grande) Observer, http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/