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post by kels17   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 320 on 6/17/2012 7:51 PM >

Hey guys! I'm Kelsey. I've pretty much been in love with urbex ever since I read Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz about Danvers. I'm sixteen and so far I've only been able to shoot urbex pictures locally. I'm from the Western Pennsylvania region, if any of you have suggestions to where I should check out, that'd be awesome!!


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post by scariari   |  | 
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<Reply # 321 on 6/19/2012 1:02 AM >

hey, my name's ari and i am just an ickle baby urbexper. been wanting to give it a try since i was about 13 (i played silent hill for the first time then and found the settings really pretty and wanted to see similar in real life, haha) but haven't gotten the courage to make any actual steps towards doing so until now. so here we go.

i'm currently on vancouver island, but i intend to move to the mainland before this year's end. if you're nearby, we should chat!


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 322 on 6/19/2012 1:15 AM >

Posted by scariari
hey, my name's ari and i am just an ickle baby urbexper. been wanting to give it a try since i was about 13 (i played silent hill for the first time then and found the settings really pretty and wanted to see similar in real life, haha) but haven't gotten the courage to make any actual steps towards doing so until now. so here we go.

i'm currently on vancouver island, but i intend to move to the mainland before this year's end. if you're nearby, we should chat!


Welcome!


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post by Ansch   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 323 on 6/19/2012 3:24 AM >

Posted by Therrin
Ansch and Angel, nice pics =)

Ansch, I see what you mean by storybook quality, that's pretty cool. =)

Welcome, everyone.

*Therrin puts on his penguin-suit and slides on his belly up to each of you, hops up and waddles over and hugs you with his flippers*


Thank u


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post by Slash   |  | 
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<Reply # 324 on 6/20/2012 4:13 AM >

Hi I'm Jess from Indy!

I'm naturally very curious which is why I took up 'urban exploration/spelunking', who knew there was a name for it? I also geocache on occasion.

I'm a college student and enjoy reading and playing video games in my spare time (Skyrim currently is sucking my life away).

I'm also looking for a friendly face to watch my back while exploring the more dangerous/inner city buildings.

I look forward to meeting a few of you, so please take good care of me!


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post by Therrin   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

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<Reply # 325 on 6/20/2012 4:27 AM >

Posted by Slash

I look forward to meeting a few of you, so please take good care of me!


We will! =)


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post by Loki   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 326 on 6/20/2012 5:12 AM >

Posted by Therrin


We will! =)


It's a trap!


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post by Therrin   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

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<Reply # 327 on 6/20/2012 11:29 PM >

Posted by Loki


It's a trap!


Lies! I'm not a trap, Trap is a trap.

I'm just a cute cuddly looking coyote in a penguin suit. I wouldn't harm anyone!

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post by Abby Normal   |  | 
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<Reply # 328 on 6/21/2012 3:21 PM >

Hello all,

I'm new to the forum and found my way here after being told about the forum from "The Penguin" (Therrin). Like The Penguin, I am primarily a mine explorer. We have had some fun adventures together exploring old mines. Here he is exiting a tight squeeze.




I recently spent 10 days in England visiting a mine exploring friend. What an amazing trip!

This photo is from a copper mine that was worked for close to 350 years. (It was started in the late 1600's!) This is a beautiful flow of copper.




To gain access to the back part of the mine we had to cross these stemples. Although there is a safety line, it was a bit hairy when everything is wet, slick, dark, and a very deep shaft right below you. Oh yeah, we had to cross it both ways, in and out.




The slate mines were just amazing too. While the copper mine was narrow and winding, the slate mines were filled with gigantic chambers where the excavated huge slabs of slate. We had to hike two hours to reach the upper adit of this mine so we could travel down through the mine and come out at a lower level. It involved a couple of 100 foot rappels and crossing quite a number of flooded chambers.

The first chamber we crossed was set up with a zip line to cross. Having never done a zip line before (and certainly never underground), I had to give it a try. We spent close to an hour zinging across the chamber then pulling ourselves back to the starting point for another ride. What a blast! This photo is Llion as he crosses.



Sorry that the photos aren't better but these chambers are huge and without huge flashes, just impossible to light. On the other hand it give a very accurate feel for what it is like underground.

Next we crossed a footbridge. Although this looks like it would be scary, it was right at the water level so there was no height involved. They were lulling me into a sense of confidence for the next couple of crossings!




The next few crossings were over "bridges" that really didn't exist any longer. These bridges cross the roof of the flooded chamber and are about 25 feet over the ice cold water. This crossing, known as the "Bridge of Death" was a lot of fun. The photo is taken from the far side (I had already crossed.) The big wooden beam only goes 1/2 way across the chamber so the guys have rigged a piece of old mine track across the other side. If you look carefully at the right side of the cross beam in the middle of the photo, the dark diagonal line is the track that we crossed. The track is less that 2" wide and starts to droop as you walk across it. Once at the cross bar where Tony is standing, we had to step up into a rope loop so we could clip into another safety line to cross the wooden beam. All in all it was a challenging crossing.




Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos. Needless to say I have LOTS more from my various trips.


Abby Normal

P.S. - Any of you who get the opportunity to go mine exploring with The Penguin, DO IT!





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post by Therrin   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

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<Reply # 329 on 6/21/2012 10:44 PM >

^^^ SO, so so jealous. After Tony showed us the videos of that mine, I wanted to go so badly.

Glad you had such a great trip in England! Can't wait to look at the rest of your pictures!

HAHHAHA, when I first saw your name and avatar pic I thought to myself "omg yes, a girl who explores mines!!!" Then I realized who it was and started laughing my ass off.

Well played, very nice. *golf claps*

Welcome to UER

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post by Church   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 330 on 6/25/2012 8:40 PM >

Hey everyone. Always wanted to get into this but never had the courage. Recently went on a few small trips and am now hooked. Need to find more places in the lower mainland though :p. My city is a little weak. Hope to go out to a meet and chat with some of you soon! Cheers!


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post by SinCalRyder   |  | 
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<Reply # 331 on 6/25/2012 8:53 PM >

Posted by Therrin
HAHHAHA, when I first saw your name and avatar pic I thought to myself "omg yes, a girl who explores mines!!!" Then I realized who it was and started laughing my ass off.


My reaction was almost the same, only more along the lines of "OMG Therrin is going to have a new girl to stalk!" Then I read further into it and realized, hes already stalking her =P hehehehe

What man? You didn't think I could pass this one up did ya?



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post by IndianaBones   |  | 
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<Reply # 332 on 6/26/2012 1:13 AM >

Hello. I am Henry Jones Junior. I've been searching through caves and tunnels for a little while now and was recently referred to this site by a (local) legend.

I live in St. Paul, MN and I try to explore five days a week. I work in a kitchen at a college, so I have the entire summer to do this. I've found that this is by far the most exciting thing I have ever done and I love researching about specific locations. So far, I've found two caves that I have never heard anything about, on maps or online. I've also looked around in places where others have already been.

When I don't do this I enjoy playing music and writing stupid stories. If anybody lives around the Twin Cities area, you should hit me up. It's good to be here.




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post by buddykermit   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 333 on 6/26/2012 2:20 AM >

Hey whats up its buddykermit here. Im in my mid 20s. A white dude. I explore a few times a week mostly by myself. I live in Louisville KY. Other than that I look forward to being an active member of this site and hopefully making some new friends & possibly even learn a thing or 2.


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post by Eschaton   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 334 on 6/26/2012 2:25 AM >

Posted by buddykermit
Hey whats up its buddykermit here. Im in my mid 20s. A white dude. I explore a few times a week mostly by myself. I live in Louisville KY. Other than that I look forward to being an active member of this site and hopefully making some new friends & possibly even learn a thing or 2.


It's good to see some new interest in this city. Welcome!


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post by _F7_   |  | 
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 335 on 6/27/2012 5:58 PM >

I'm not new to the exploring hobby, just new to the website/sharing aspect. I'm mostly active in the Houston and Katy area. I like checking out buildings being demolished, abandoned agricultural processing and storage buildings, tunnels, and rooftops. Recently, I donned climbing gear with a buddy and ascended ~190 ft of ladder in a dead elevator shaft to get to the top of an abandoned tower.

I, unfortunately, have not been a good photographer primarily for paranoid reasons. Reading on this forum a bit has alleviated some of my concern, so I'll post some images that a friend took on a particularly fun trip.



1. A rust demon


2. This hand-dug hole leads to a very long partially collapsed tunnel full of spiders, rusty machines, and hot air


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5.


6. This ladder is over 180 ft long. It takes about 45 minutes to go up it with a climbing harness.


7.


8. wobble wobble




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post by MutantMandias   |  | Perverse and Often Baffling

Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here!
<Reply # 336 on 6/27/2012 6:03 PM >

Posted by _F7_

2. This hand-dug hole leads to a very long partially collapsed tunnel full of spiders, rusty machines, and hot air



So's yer mom.


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post by Therrin   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

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<Reply # 337 on 6/27/2012 10:43 PM >

Posted by MutantMandias


So's yer mom.


That some kind of a mine site or what?


@sincalryder, is it still stalking if you've slept inside their house instead of just peering through the windows?


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post by Ben C   |  | 
All the way from N. california
<Reply # 338 on 6/28/2012 3:06 AM >

I was researching sneeking into hotel pools when i came across this site.

I love exploring the downtown hotel as well for no reason. I didnt know there was a name for this or others like me. lol.


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post by Therrin   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

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<Reply # 339 on 6/28/2012 3:18 AM >

Posted by Ben C
I was researching sneeking into hotel pools when i came across this site.

I love exploring the downtown hotel as well for no reason. I didnt know there was a name for this or others like me. lol.


a name for people who sneak into hotel pools?

Yeah, they're called "drunken teenagers".

There are several of them here, welcome.


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