A yearly winter weekend long gathering at a gigantic house outside of Boston. Attended by explorers from all over New England as well as NJ, MD, PA, SC, and IL. Explorers went on daylight outings to explore local sites then later partied the night away at the Mansion!
M.A.M.U. 2009 was held in Richmond, Virginia. 26 people were in attendance for this 3 day event, with attendees from Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Indiana and California.
This year's party was by far the biggest ever! We had attendees from Georgia, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Quebec, Maryland, PA, NY, NJ and all over New England! Everyone partied the nights away on Friday and Saturday at the mansion and spend the gorgeous snow free weekend out exploring with new and old friends. We even had a sneak peak pre-screening of the upcoming UE documentary "The State Boys".
MAMU II was held in Charlotte, NC and Johnson City, TN. 32 people were in attendance for this 3 day event, with attendees from Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California.
On the shore of the Susquehanna river sits acre upon acre of rolling rural land. It is here that more than 50 of the craziest serial trespassers, explorers, photographers, artists, and revelers converged for a 4-day festival. Attendees caught up with old friends and met new ones, partied by the river, shot off fireworks, drank keg beer, blew shit up with napalm and firearms, and somehow still survived to tell the tale.
11 explorers met up in Louisville, KY for a weekend of exploring, including a 700 ft crane and the abandoned subway networks of Cincinnati, and of course lots of massive post-apocalyptic industrial ruins in Louisville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis.
Upwards of 10 UER Members from two countries and two US States met up for a solid exploration of Birmingham's finest urban relics over four days. Locations included Leer Tower, TCI, Lyric Theater, Sloss Furnace, The Pumpkin, Republic Steel's Coke Plant, and other abandonments. Things were climbed, water was drank, cops were called and good times were had.
Infilnapolis occurred over three days from June 25th to the 27th. Attendees from Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New York, and even one Russian explored rooftops, the coke plant, a modern hospital, an abandoned skyscraper, and a big drain. They crashed hotel pools, climbed a crane, ate pizza, climbed a tree, dodged lightning, and floated across a lake on garbage.
Infilnapolis 2 happened on July 29-31 in Indianapolis with about 30 attendees. UER members and their friends came from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Canada, England, and France. Participants UE'd abandoned places like stadiums, factories, mental asylums, modern hospitals, and office towers. Roofs of hotels were explored, a hotel pool was crashed, people squatted in abandonments, surfed elevators, and got three noise complaints at a hotel.
Setting the bar at new high (and low), SPANDex broke all of the boundaries for what a UE convention should and shouldn't be. With attendees ranging from local n00bs to world-traveling international explorers (and everywhere in between), SPANDex wanted to show what it means to be an explorer here and today in MSP, and why this is the place to be. More than just another reason for locals to get together, this was a moment to show off who we are, and why we act the way we do, both on and offline. And in the process we made plenty of new friends who likely will never be able to separate the MSP community from their own views of what urban exploring can be. They are now part of our extended family, and will always be welcome here. Approx. number of attendees - 40 or more over the weekend.
Crashing restaurants... throwing cave parties... exploring collapses, rooftops, sewers, tunnels, underground boating expos, deathshaft rappels, plus plenty more pre-game & after party happenings.
...And you'd have to have been here to know the rest...
Showcasing the jewels of the Queen and Gem Cities, VCXPEX brought together explorers from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Canada for a three day, two city exploration / restaurant occupation extravaganza.
During this legendary weekend meetup, 25 explorers from all around the US and Canada converged on DJ Craig's small hometown of Johnson City, TN, to explore its many industrial wonderlands of rust and asbestos. The meetup included two nuclear plants, two large coal plants, a drain with a waterslide, and a massive tailrace tunnel for the grand finale.
The first annual Seattle-based exploring convention that drew members from all over the country. We explored mills, nuclear power plants, boats and breweries. We swung through the air beneath bridges, walked above the clouds on rooftops of downtown Seattle, and surfed the elevators of unsuspecting occupants.
During this action-packed weekend in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill region, a group of explorers descended upon the unseen parts of the local universities, played with fire in a drain, and ate cheese in an anechoic chamber.
VCXPEX II was a weekend of raucous fun that spanned Dayton, Middletown, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Members were in attendance from all over the US/Canada including those from Washington, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ontario, New York, Michigan, and Tennessee. We saw everything from Civil War era paper mills to entire abandoned neighborhoods, ate some of the best food SW Ohio has to offer, and defiled the Mothafukkin Great Wolf Lodge!
During this action-packed weekend in the Louisville, a group of explorers led by Eschaton, and one brave paddle handle descended into the hidden parts of the city. The weekend included riding a boat down a sewer, wandering through an abandoned military industrial complex, climbing a fire escape ladder on a downtown highrise, and, of course, the obligatory MAMU spiders excursion. Back home there was cookie cake, delicious homemade liquor and, umm, sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles.
In June of 2013, an elite gathering of explorers descended upon Indianapolis, Indiana. Their mission, code named: Infil-4, was a conglomeration of persons from Tennessee, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. This top-secret meeting consisted of grain silos, 100' rope swings, enormous subterranean recesses, squatting rooftops, violent exothermic reactions, coke, 15 gallons of homemade beer, 3 cats, and a noise complaint.
The 7th annual ChestFest was renamed to CorleyFest: The Final Ride of the Sparkly Helmet in honor of explorer Steve Corley. On the shore of the Susquehanna River, explorers from around the country gathered to throw a huge party, and "Make something cool happen." As per usual, there were many big booms and explosions around the campfire. Eventually the cops were called...and they joined in the party too!
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." -Dr. Suess