August 24th, 2014

Climbing an electric fence

This is probably too specific to get a full answer from googling, but I've read the Wikipedia article on fences used for security purposes, have looked at what articles I can find that include prison escapees circumventing electric fences, and have googled various combinations of "electric fence" and climb, escape, etc.

Here's the situation: two of my characters need to get into a military installation surrounded by a lethal electric fence. Flying is not an option, tunneling under will take too long, and they don't want to do attract attention until they're on the way out. It's set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the modern day. Based on the characters' background and the handwavy physics in the films, I'm comfortable having them jerry-rig implausible handheld tools for this purpose.

Additional details cut for length.Collapse )
  • Current Mood: curious