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Flying from the Top of Europe's Tallest Chimney
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A climb through the dark of night and then a two hour wait at the top of the 360m (1181ft)  high chimney for sunrise.
This video clip was shot by Harry Gallagher aka "Night Scape".  Check out the full length video here.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXcYq2DQ4W_lxzMAINTBmTA/videos


2018-12-24
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Most beautiful video, but I'm in doubt what to really think about it.
Since it is super dangerous and people die in these acts....
2018-12-24
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Montfrooij Posted at 12-24 11:40
Most beautiful video, but I'm in doubt what to really think about it.
Since it is super dangerous and people die in these acts....

Many unauthorized people have climbed this chimney but so have maintenance workers.  The green pillar at the top was rusty last year but I bet they were wearing safety harnesses.  I'm sure a number of these high climber daredevils fall and die each year, still YouTube is just full of their antics, not for me, but it is spectacular video.
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Hummingbird.UAV Posted at 12-24 12:15
Many unauthorized people have climbed this chimney but so have maintenance workers.  The green pillar at the top was rusty last year but I bet they were wearing safety harnesses.  I'm sure a number of these high climber daredevils fall and die each year, still YouTube is just full of their antics, not for me, but it is spectacular video.

I know. I absolutely love the drone footage!
And you won't see me climbing up that thing.
But it might inspire other young daredevils.
Plus the race to the top will lead to more dangerous places probably
So that is why I'm in doubt if I want to promote this stuff.
2018-12-24
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Nice video. Thank you for sharing this video with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2018-12-24
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A chimney-sweep would need a long brush to clean that one and Santa would also have a problem!
Merry Christmas from Australia
2018-12-24
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Dude, really nice... now am crazy but NOT that crazy!!!
2018-12-24
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Boffin Posted at 12-24 13:45
A chimney-sweep would need a long brush to clean that one and Santa would also have a problem!
Merry Christmas from Australia

Merry Christmas to you too from the Great White North.
2018-12-24
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Very Good!
2018-12-25
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Montfrooij Posted at 12-24 12:37
I know. I absolutely love the drone footage!
And you won't see me climbing up that thing.
But it might inspire other young daredevils.

I got giddy just watching it..... brave people but also foolish without safety equipment oh and a great video by the way... :-)
2018-12-25
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Heartbreaking video!  Absolute courage and brave. I never would even think about trying to repeat this. My congrats and Merry Christmas
2018-12-25
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Stunning video! Wonderful sunrise!
2018-12-25
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I just watched the full video and ya they are crazy but a memory to last a lifetime Merry Christmas
2018-12-25
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Wow great video.
2018-12-25
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Tomcatuk Posted at 12-25 03:14
I got giddy just watching it..... brave people but also foolish without safety equipment oh and a great video by the way... :-)

Me too actually. That part where he walks on the edge....
2018-12-26
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Nicely done - thanks again for sharing!
2018-12-26
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Woe Posted at 12-25 05:53
Wow great video.

Thanks very much Captain Woe.  Happy New Year too.
2018-12-31
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Hummingbird.UAV Posted at 12-31 10:58
Thanks very much Captain Woe.  Happy New Year too.

I like the new Avatar.
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Woe Posted at 12-31 18:53
I like the new Avatar.

Thanks, I see too many with a red circle and diagonal line so I made this one.  Need to make some big ones with sticky backs and put them on top of the red ones out there.
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Hummingbird.UAV Posted at 12-31 20:24
Thanks, I see too many with a red circle and diagonal line so I made this one.  Need to make some big ones with sticky backs and put them on top of the red ones out there.

I like the way you think
2018-12-31
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Very cool, my head was spinning watching this. Happy New Year
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Very cool, my head was spinning watching this. Happy New Year
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ShermanFlyer Posted at 1-1 12:05
Very cool, my head was spinning watching this. Happy New Year

Thanks. Hopefully the spinning was not from too much celebrating last night.  Happy New Year.
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WOW - that is amazing...all of it. you really earned that awesome footage and an insane life time memory. stay safe
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A similar thing was tried in UK a few days ago, perhaps not quite to the same scale, and a slightly different outcome :-)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46720717
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Aardvark Posted at 1-1 16:37
A similar thing was tried in UK a few days ago, perhaps not quite to the same scale, and a slightly different outcome :-)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46720717

Are any adults going to chime in?  Illegal trespass...   Mostly selfie footage...  young male idiot obsessed with "look at me".
I am  not impressed in the least.
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flightlogicRV9 Posted at 1-1 17:55
Are any adults going to chime in?  Illegal trespass...   Mostly selfie footage...  young male idiot obsessed with "look at me".
I am  not impressed in the least.

The guy who lead the climb, Harry Gallagher, is from the UK.  Click on the link below the video at the top of this thread to see prep for the climb.
This is a link to another UK guy who's only YouTube content is climbing stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp6etHEelnOOd3m9CFsCSgg
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Hummingbird.UAV Posted at 1-10 17:56
The guy who lead the climb, Harry Gallagher, is from the UK.  Click on the link below the video at the top of this thread to see prep for the climb.
This is a link to another UK guy who's only YouTube content is climbing stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp6etHEelnOOd3m9CFsCSgg

In my community of climbers, it would be unheard of to climb without helmets, a belay rope and trained climbing partners.  I don't see any form of protection in the videos posted.  Not trying to start an argument on the internet....they are pointless.  Just suggesting the posters look into training and safety procedures well accepted in the climbing world.  The alternative, according to Darwin, is quite harsh.
2019-1-13
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Very beautiful video.  One reason I bought a drone is I am afraid of heights and I let the drone go up that high for me.
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Cool! Safe flying!
2019-1-13
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I'm with Monty on this, super cool footage, but nah not for me, I'll stay grounded and safe and would like to think all but a few daft people would attempt this sort of thing....... you are a long time dead, why rush to embrace it.
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M2Wair Posted at 1-13 17:03
I'm with Monty on this, super cool footage, but nah not for me, I'll stay grounded and safe and would like to think all but a few daft people would attempt this sort of thing....... you are a long time dead, why rush to embrace it.

Me too, I don't even like to go to an edge that has a low handrail yet I can do loops in full sized airplanes and it doesn't bother me.  Maybe it's the 5 point seat belt that makes me brave.
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