actually, the closest ive come yet to falling was with a climberI have a fear of heights. For years I hunted out west and we always stalked or set up on the ground using natural cover, or just a on the spot brush blind. So was never an issue. Here in this part of the country everybody seems to have a tree stand of some kind. I hunted out of several and quickly understood the advantages. I purchased a few hang on's and absolutely hated switching from the ladder to the stand. I got a ground blind and continued with much success from the ground, but still felt I was at a disadvantage especially in the thick brushy woods. This year I purchased a climbing stand, and although it took some entail courage to try it out, I love this thing. It's amazing how safe I feel in it, and it's so comfortable, much more than my 3 legged stand chair. Has a climber helped you with your fear of heights?