The view’s nice, but that 2×4? That’s not a ladder, author! Your readers could break their necks. That is just not what is meant by “adventure novel!”
First Draft, Chapter 1, Your Immortal Novel
Excellent for the Cirque du Soleil, but for the average reader, a little dicey.
Here’s a suggested second draft:
In the third draft, I suggest you write them in some boots.