Tulkinghorn was going to be a fighter pilot… that is if it wasn’t for his paralysing fear of heights. But solace was found in the form of Herbert Smith real estate stalwart James Barnes, who confided that he too shared the fear.
But Barnes, unlike Tulkinghorn, isn’t one to let his fear get in the way of a good bit of macho bravado. Barnes conquered his fears with a spot of bungee jumping.
“The worst bit was the leap and fall, just wondering if the rope was going to hold,” he told our hack. “Once the rope grabbed and I was flung back up in the air I was able to enjoy it then. Great fun. I’ll never do it again, though.”