Height fetishism is a form of sexual arousal associated with being in high places. It can involve both the physical rush and adrenaline of standing at great heights as well as the psychological thrill of leaving one's comfort zone and facing one's fears. People who experience this kind of fetish may climb tall buildings, bridges or even mountains for the sheer pleasure of it. Others may want to explore an existing structure such as a harbor quay, a balcony at home or a window ladder outside their bedroom. This form of fetishism can also have an added element of danger that provides a unique thrill and creates a great sense of excitement. To ensure that safety is always a priority, those who practice this fetish should climb safely and use protective equipment such as helmets, harnesses and ropes when going to heights. There are also several organizations that offer training in safe climbing techniques.
In addition to the physical thrill of being at great heights, some people find that their fetishism is also linked to fantasies of flying or being an eagle soaring through the sky. This can be an incredibly powerful experience and is known to evoke a spiritual feeling in some people. Additionally, many people find climbing to be calming and meditative, allowing them to clear their minds and enjoy a sense of freedom as they climb higher.