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A week or so later, the cranes on the south pylon will start to be taken down.
Peter Pearson, of Stirling Before Pylons, said: "The pylons were built with the condition some were painted.
He could be seen standing halfway up the pylon, gripping on to a power cable and swaying in the wind.
The man came down at around midnight and, following the incident, a police spokesperson said: "The man who had climbed up the pylon is now down safely and has been taken to hospital to be checked over.
But both are lobbying against high-voltage pylons and the wind turbines that power them.
Instead he discovered their town of Lismore in Co Waterford was one of the areas worst hit by State plans to upgrade the national grid system by erecting hundreds of ugly pylons.
The eight-strong team, who donned protective equipment before being harnessed to the training pylon, doubled their original target to hit over PS12,000, which National Grid has pledged to match.
The cure for the ugly pylons was there for the bidding years ago, when the whirling raptor-choppers and bat killers were put on to the political agenda, to make sure they would not be erected on Hampstead Heath.
National Grid will install a test line of six pylons and study the construction, installation and maintenance aspects of the design at its training academy.
Deliver supporting structures for revolutionary new generation of pylons.
The pylon and underwing structure are used to mount the aircraft's Pratt and Whitney power plant to the wing and are designed and manufactured by Spirit at the company's Wichita, Kan.
Insulated Cross-arms, manufactured and sold by university spin-out company Arago Technology, have been installed on pylons in remote areas of the UK to test resistance to extreme weather and are also being tested for eventual use with 400,000V systems at a coastal site in Scotland.