/ UKC member spotted hanging one handed from a 250ft crane.

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Tom F Harding on 05 Jun 2013
Over the last few days a video has appeared on-line showing someone climb a construction crane in Southampton. In the end hanging by one hand from the very end of it . The whole thing is filmed with a POV camera.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/crane-climbing-southampton--james-kingston-250ft-crane-164947319.html#CGVko...

If I'm not mistaken, its the guy in the photos below. There is a face shot at (2:18). Amazing stuff, got my hands sweating.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=157079

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=148429



Run_Ross_Run - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber:


UKC pic climber is Mark
Yahoo pic climber is James

so may not be the same bloke.
MattJP - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber:

The climbers name in the photos is Mark Almack. It says it underneath. The climber in the vid, is called James Kingston.

Stomach churning video nonetheless.

I wonder if it was done as a proper stunt, as he may have got the securtiy gaurd and site manager the sack! If he had fallen, the site manager would have ended up in court, then prison!

Sorry, that sounds realy boring! just my health and safety construction head! :D
Tom F Harding on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber:

I found a you-tube channel under the James name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jamesmedias

He's either got a twin or has used a alias.
Mark Collins - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber: Jeeze Louise, I need a lie down!
biscuit - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to MattJP:

So if i illegally gain access onto a site, climb up something and fall off the site manager goes to prison ?

It's a funny old world we live in nowadays if that's true.

I liked the vid but am even more impressed by the UKC pics. I love 'discovering' people who are out there doing that kind of stuff without publicity.
rallymania - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber:

dunno, but looking at the third person footage, there was two people up there from the looks of it
Jus - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber:

this video of a Russian guy gave me sweatier palms!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=757_1357939372
Mike Highbury - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to Jus:
> (In reply to The_flying_climber)
>
> this video of a Russian guy gave me sweatier palms!
>
> http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=757_1357939372

Like with everything, there is always someone a little more foolhardy than oneself
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winhill - on 05 Jun 2013
In reply to The_flying_climber:

Seems to have made the press and is reported as viralnow.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10462782._/

says they were met by police on the way down.

It's on dozens of news sites now, including the Daily Mail, over 400 comments and the top one just says Respect. Perhaps they're going soft.

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