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.
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.
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.
An all weekend exploring extravaganza in Indianapolis. People from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maryland, and Illinois came to see what Indy has to offer. Explorers went to noisy abandonment's, wandered through industrial wastelands, delved into a large mental hospital, traveled to an old school, fire-breathed in drains, crashed pools, and squatted on rooftops.
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.
The third annual VCXPEX kicked off on Friday the 13th and went with barely a casualty! Veteran and novice explorers alike from all across North America descended upon the Cincinnati / Northern KY area for 3 days where they cracked rooftops, attacked the underground, drank well into the night, and had a rowdy good time. Laws were broken, cameras were broken, and traffic signals were broken. VCXPEX 4 will have a lot to live up to.