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crippletron 3000
17-08-2010, 10:35 AM
Blackpool Tower Climb - Present Ojay, Millhouse & Doc-P

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Originally opened Sunday 14th May 1894 at a then cost of 41,000, Standing at 518ft it was regarded as the greatest single piece of British engineering of it's time.

I could ramble on and on and regurgitate a whole heap of crap about this place but I'm not!

Blackpool Tower is the de facto logo of the resort ENDS.

Having grown up with the tower in my life I had always wondered what it would be like to climb such a magnificent structure (And to my Brother & Sister, you lose, I was always first to spot it on the way over to Gran & Grandads) :D

My Grandad however did once claim he switched the illuminations on from his garage, I fell for it every year (R.I.P).

Shouts to the following people who both inspired me and made this possible.

Stepping Lightly, Userscott, Millhouse, Doc-P, Gone, Appo & Herbert

From the top of the tower can be seen the Isle of Man, North Wales, and the Southern Lake district, as well as large swathes of Lancashire.

We couldn't have picked a worse night, it was pissing down with gale force winds blowing in off the Irish Sea, I was absolutely soaked to the skin before I got anywhere near the tower :eek:

Conditions were poor, and worsened as we decided to climb past the section of scaffold that had been erected a third of the way up to reach the 'Walk Of Faith' Glass floor @ 380ft.

It was treacherous to say the least, and the wind and rain lashing at us was nothing short of ridiculous... We even nearly aborted the high climb a couple of times, but we sat it out before the final stretch, up through the clouds and right below the viewing platform.

Apologies for the poor quality, whack the ISO up high, and hope for the best :p


Oh we do like to be beside The Seaside - Next Level.

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This must be the Redlight area that Stepping Lightly told me to check out next time in Blackpool :D

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Higher up.....

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Police Station

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F@@K it's windy up here

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As we approached the viewing area (380ft) it was now impossible to stand up, and to squeeze 3 people onto the ledge below was jokes,
it was a case of a quick piccy and GTFO

'Walk Of Faith' - The wrongside

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Peoples

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Once again shouts to Millhouse & Doc-P :thumb

ERNIE99_UK
17-08-2010, 10:39 AM
Lol. thats mad! mustve taken some effort to get up that giant meccano set.

boxfrenzy
17-08-2010, 10:46 AM
Blimey, very impressive. It looks amazing from the comfort of my computer chair. Very nice :thumb

skin
17-08-2010, 02:14 PM
Rather you than me, its good to see that walkf of faith from the other side.

wevsky
16-10-2010, 11:08 AM
Ypu sirs are quite quite mad..balls of ..well people with the balls to climb that in them conditions,if i wore a hat id take it off to you guys

Herbivore
17-10-2010, 09:21 PM
That's quite epic. I bottled out 4/5 ths of the way up Swingate towers but this is almost 200ft higher.

coops
18-10-2010, 12:02 PM
Bloody hell you boys are crazy :thumb

Dystopia
18-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Insane and brilliant! :D Bet you were satisfied but also knackered.