So yesterday and today I was getting the heevie jeevies while up in my stand. It is one of these 15 foot deals you get from the sporting good stores. I kept feeling like I was going to fall out, today it was so bad I had sweat attacks and panic before daylight broke. I had to get out of the stand both days and sit on the ground. Yesterday I had a decent 8 pointer along the hillside where I was, but since I was sitting on the ground I could not see the body enough to get a shot. Today I saw 3 more deer and couldn't see them good enough to determine sex. I went back later today and took the last ladder length off and now it is more like 11 feet and I feel much safer. This stinks, a couple years ago all the sudden I started having a fear of heights. I suppose this is what is going on. I also use home made 12 foot ladder platforms made out of 2x4 that I feel even safer in. Just wondered who else experiences this and how high your stands are. When I hear people going 25-30 foot in the tree I can't imagine how they do it.