: I've actually done just that (a charger, not a powerup), although it's in the
: intermediate part of the way there, so you can 3x charge your health on
: your way down, but you can't just hug the recharger in that corner.
SUCCESS!!!!! Finally made it successfully. I only died about a million times. Well probably about 70 but I finally made it up and to the recharger. Probably took a couple years off my life (and I can't afford to give up any). Just sat in the little nook and fired bullets and grenades continuously. Got all the flies and ticks and some of the troopers and hunters. Then switched to the fusion cannon to get the rest. Hit the switches and made it to the top. Exhilarating.
Now onwards to new levels.