Higher and higher

That's it, he has made his mind up! I'll explain, my husband, the Rev. Steven A will go up the spire of Hixon church. I did try to make him change his mind. Questions such as: 'Are you sure it's safe? and 'Think about doing something else!' but to no avail. As we are off to beautiful Oxfordshire next week, the 'exploit' will not take place until after the 6th of November, depending on the weather, of course.
Did I forget to mention anything? Oh yes, Steven hates ladders! There must be a pedantic term to describe this condition..