<3 Getting High. Pic Heavy
Hello, I like to climb things and take pictures. I wasn't aware of the term or niche of buildering, but this is cool. I free climb buildings all the time! I hail from the Urbex scene and go all over the Midwest USA.
Downtown Chicago is my fav playground
I managed to get on the 53rd story balcony of this tower in MPLS, I took one look at the wall and knew that this roof had my name all over it.
Snapped this photo of the tower next door:
Most of the chicago buildings have fire escapes, so they just require a free climb for a story or so. The views are amazing though!
This building had a Helicopter pad!
Not really buildering, but climbing tower cranes is always a huge rush. Esp in the windy city!
Climb an abandoned prison? Why not!
This one required a couple multi-story chimneys to get to the roof, wedging myself between a silo and the wall of a building. The view from the sign at the top was amazing:
Had to climb up a pipe to get this view:
Radio tower! Shot is of my buddy, I was up there with him taking it. Was not easy to keep the camera still on this one
Mill climbing can often payoff with a killer view:
Straight up buildering with some buddys in Gary IN.
Looking for a safe camping spot in an urban setting? Semi technical / dodgy climbs are my fav way to keep out the riff raff and sleep safely.
I recognize most of those climbs.
Fun fact - those cranes are sometimes unlocked with the keys inside. They're fun to play with.
Also those pics are beautiful.
Amazing work. Now considering a trip to Chicago to come climbing with you.
Let's all go.
I'm baaaaaack. And FPing this. Nice work man. I'm in Chicago about once or twice a year. I'll give a shout next time I'm in town. Random fact: I was once in Chicago at a music festival -- met a cute girl, who, without knowing anything about me said "I feel like climbing a building." Either it was stars crossing, or she was a psycho stalker. Turned out to be the former, although things never did work out. Promising start though.
I really am in love with these pictures. I need to explore more.
Spectacular photography especially those night shots!
This makes me think of Hot Tub Time Machine. Ashamed to admit it, but I liked that movie. Isn't there a scene in there with someone falling off a roof in Colorado? Aslo, we need to bring back the whole Ski School, Hot Dog genre. Boobs and skiing, no better combination exists.
Nice pic by the way.
Hey 5alive, how do I contact you?
More incredible photos. Seriously.
My sincerest thanks for your contributions! Fucking rad as always.
I haven't been around in a while having been out of the uk for some time. These pic's are truly inspiring, way to raise the bar.
You make me feel as though I've lived an inadequate life. Kudos to you, sir.
R, was gonna post that link myself. Mate sent it to me on twitter on Saturday morning. I emailed it to ard as i was off to work but he's useless.
More amazing stuff, 5alive. Truly inspirational.
I had beers with Bradley Garrett last night. ie, this guy - http://www.bradleygarrett.com/ Hoping to join him on some adventures at some point. If he doesn't get deported in the next couple of months.
I wanted to share this - http://blog.kiell.com/dark-corners/
You know what would be awesome? If there were some sort of "my exploration photos are better than your exploration photos" sort of rivalry that took place on the internet. It'd sort of be like graffiti, except instead of leaving permanent marks we're just taking pictures and going on our way. It's been so, so long since I've done anything of this nature and I'd enjoying participating as well as spectating.