Workers on ropes clean Grand Canyon Skywalk

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - A Valley-based company has been tapped for the lofty chore of cleaning the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Workers with Abseilon USA spent Sunday cleaning the underside of the glass-viewing platform.

They’ll be back on Monday to finish up.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is the world’s highest structure to use a glass floor, letting visitors look 4,000 feet over the canyon floor, according to a company news release.

Certified technicians are working to clean the underside of the platform while keeping the Skywalk open for tourists and visitors.

"It is the thrill of a lifetime to look down and see a person suspended by two ropes at that height with the Grand Canyon just below them," said Abseilon USA Vice-President Kenneth Piposar.

The crew’s last visit was in the late fall, an assignment that is featured on the television program “Sky High Scraper,” now airing on the Discovery network in the United Kingdom.

Abseilon USA is also working with the Guinness Book of World Records to lay claim to the record of the World’s Highest Rope Access or Longest Abseil.

Skywalk is at Grand Canyon West, about 250 miles from Phoenix.

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