Dad finally faces his terror of heights

Aletha Wilkinson

A Reddit user recently shared one of the most gripping – literally – videos we've watched in a long time.

His father, who he said suffers from a "crippling fear of heights", creeps on his belly along a clifftop to see the Atlantic Ocean.

Come on, you can do it! Source: Reddit/YouTube

"My dad won't let a crippling fear of heights keep him from peering over the edge," user gladlybeyond wrote. "Well maybe."

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As he torturously makes his way towards the edge, the man has to pause several times to regroup and take a breath, his terror nearly getting the better of him more than once.

"I can't look!" he gasps, nearly hysterical with fear and adrenaline. "I'm afraid!"

Deep breaths. Source: Reddit/YouTube

Having travelled all the way from the US to Dun Aonghasa in the Aran Islands , it was worth his while to gather up enough courage to check out the view.

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