/ interview with a Shard climber
PS I think it's rocktalk
This is from the comments:
Tongue in cheek or not, yesterday Greenpeace activists got into the Tricastin nuclear power station in France and performed similar stunt.
Those are bruises? Christ, I thought it was a pretty cool Giraffe pattern tattoo!
more likely to be these
Purely on the climbing aspect: I don't understand why it took them so long to get to the top, given that there seems to be a ladder all the way up.
From the article:
"She's waiting to start her first indoor climbing session since scaling the tallest building in London, which seems ridiculously easy in comparison."
They must have some ladders at mile end too.
They started from the roof of the railway station to avoid the tricky first move. It's still yet to be attempted from a sit down start.
No wonder it took them all day.
when you're after media coverage, then i suspect that taking all day is pretty much the general idea
It's been interesting that a lot of the focus has been on us, rather than why we did it. I'm happy that the news story is quite tight, the fact that Shell is in the shadow of the Shard. But it all goes back to this idea, for me especially, of what's happening in the Arctic. When you hear about things like that you do feel like you just want to rush there in person and stop it."
Oh grow up.
> Oh grow up.
haha, such a wonderful stimulus for debate.
Oh grow up.
...they wouldn't want to be hypocritical.....
But in this case, the fact that they took so long to do the 'climb' meant that they didn't have time to unfurl the big banner they'd carried up - which was supposed to be the grand finale. (They did unfurl a smaller one.)
I sure hope they actually have some solid ways to "Save the Arctic" as they don't seem to have any in the article.
Yeah, but.... That's using a lift. Or am I missing something?
> This is from the comments:
own up. Who is froginthebog?
Ha, yes I wonder. Someone from here evidently!
An alleged Greenpeace protester accused of climbing London's Shard has been charged with aggravated trespass.
Alison Garrigan, 27, of Greater Manchester is due before Camberwell Magistrates' Court on 29 August.
Five other women who took part in the 16-hour ascent of the 1,016ft high (310m) building, admitted aggravated trespass and were cautioned.
The group scaled the 87-storey building in July in protest against Arctic oil drilling.
They evaded security guards to begin their climb in the early morning, saying the protest was intended to put Shell and other oil companies in the spotlight and they live-streamed the stunt using head cameras
> own up. Who is froginthebog?
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