Urban Explorers. Bravest of the brave or a bunch of twats?

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At the apprentice college, back in the day there was a tree inside the college. Apprentices had been known to jump from the bridge into the tree to avoid the curfew, didn't happen while I was PS there but had happened in the past.
 
#4
Just charge them a huge amount for inconveniencing everybody else.
Like idiot 'climbers' in sandals, muppet yachters and other twats who do silly stuff and tie up valuable resources.
 
#5
I think the problem with Urbex is the idiots who do stunts to try and get in the news

Most people are ok, and just want to explore as a harmless hobby, but like most things you only need a few idiots to ruin it for everyone

I do a bit as I like doing photoshoots in ruins, plod haven't even given me issues when I start burning wire wool when the ground is wet enough to get away with it, without creating a fire risk
 

DaManBugs

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When I hear the term "urban explorers", I immediately think of those folks who go into old underground tunnels, former military bunkers or abandoned buildings (especially in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc states). Some of the piccies they post are absolutely amazing.

I think it's only a few gobshites who're spoiling it for everyone, but I don't believe they should be punished for their antics, although I believe it's a mistake to make such a fuss about it in the press because it'll probably encourage more folks to try it.

MsG
 
#8
Their only mistake was getting caught.

I fully endorse the adventurous spirit
 

rampant

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When I hear the term "urban explorers", I immediately think of those folks who go into old underground tunnels, former military bunkers or abandoned buildings (especially in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc states). Some of the piccies they post are absolutely amazing.

I think it's only a few gobshites who're spoiling it for everyone, but I don't believe they should be punished for their antics, although I believe it's a mistake to make such a fuss about it in the press because it'll probably encourage more folks to try it.

MsG
The Paris Catacombs are another popular one, have done that once or twice. Also underground spaces and rooftops in Glasgow. Great fun
 

overopensights

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Their only mistake was getting caught.

I fully endorse the adventurous spirit
I usually go for a fast brisk walk of several miles across the moors most mornings, quite cold I headed back into town this morning to find that both the coffee shops closed due to 'Bad weather conditions'... Bunch of twerps! We need more of the Servern Bridge types, and less 'snowflakes'
 
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I just added this photo to the Crane Porn thread, taken by similar people.

Mad, selfish, lunatics or a bunch of tossers for endangering others and themselves?

I reckon it certainly takes a set of balls to do stuff like this....

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#12
Police involvement no, unless a law has been broken gaining access.
Whether the land owners want sue for trespass is up to them.
 
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I just added this photo to the Crane Porn thread, taken by similar people.

Mad, selfish, lunatics or a bunch of tossers for endangering others and themselves?

I reckon it certainly takes a set of balls to do stuff like this....

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Before my squadification I worked with a company specialising in erecting high level scaffolding and rigging safety netting and lines, BT tower construction in London, Cardington air ship sheds and dozens of multi story high rise flats. The number of times that we arrived at work to find some twat stuck in mid air having lost their bottle at 400+ feet in the dark was amazing. Removing on 3 occasions dead bod's from the site was not funny! One guy had fallen over 200' before being snared on the way down in the rigging lines his body kept going, his head however remained in situ' nice looking lad as well. By all means take a few risks, have some thrills, but not at the expense of screwing up my working day.
 

49er

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#14
I think the problem with Urbex is the idiots who do stunts to try and get in the news

Most people are ok, and just want to explore as a harmless hobby, but like most things you only need a few idiots to ruin it for everyone

I do a bit as I like doing photoshoots in ruins, plod haven't even given me issues when I start burning wire wool when the ground is wet enough to get away with it, without creating a fire risk
Burning wire wool? What's that all about?
 
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I think the problem with Urbex is the idiots who do stunts to try and get in the news

Most people are ok, and just want to explore as a harmless hobby, but like most things you only need a few idiots to ruin it for everyone

I do a bit as I like doing photoshoots in ruins, plod haven't even given me issues when I start burning wire wool when the ground is wet enough to get away with it, without creating a fire risk
I know you have already been asked, but is the wire wool burning the normal fire lighting routine putting a current through it or something different?
 
#20
When you're fresh out of Hexi!
But there are so many easier options :)
Just carry a bottle of hand sanitizer gel, use it to get clean, then set fire to the rest and use as fuel, its easier to carry than wire wool surely.
Or.
Just get your act together and have enough proper fuel in the first place :)
 

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