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Default Blackpool Tower (Scaffolding) - 02/08/10 - 03-08-2010, 04:18

After spotting scaffolding on Blackpool Tower, myself and DocP agreed it had to be climbed. We gathered up the balls to do it, and up we went.

Ok it's not the full job to the top, but we went as high as we could with the ladders etc. We got up to the top floor of proper scaffolding (where the red lights are above the tarpaulin), and then proceeded to climb the ladders inside the south-west leg of the tower. I think we climbed four ladders before the next one was blocked off with tied on tarpaulin, and it didn't seem safe to try and work around it. so we went round towards the north side and climbed another short ladder onto a small platform which was the highest point we reached. I've marked on the picture below where I think we reached, assuming that every ladder's platform we climbed inside the leg is on level with the horizontal struts. (Please correct me if I'm wrong). I'm going to go back maybe this weekend with my binoculars and try to work out properly where we got to in the daylight.

Anyway excellent explore, absolutely awesome up there

This is where I think we got to


At the top of the main scaffolding strucure


You can see the first ladder we climbed inside the strut


From our highest point




North Pier


Looking down - the white lights are the scaffolding structure around the tower


Looking South


Looking up - sorry blind shot


From the 2nd ladder platform inside the leg strut, on our descent


And again




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Default 03-08-2010, 07:25

Excellent work lads, not a chance you would find me up there!


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Default 03-08-2010, 08:27

well done! i'm another one who you wouldnt find up there, balls to climbing an old rusty, sea water battered pile of iron.


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Default 03-08-2010, 08:57

Lovely stuff chaps and well done. They made such a fuss over SL and scott doing it I thought they might have made an effort to stop it happeneing again - glad theyre on the ball as ever
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Default 03-08-2010, 09:03

Fantastic work lads, very well done! I eagerly await your Rock Radio interview!


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Default 03-08-2010, 09:39

Ha ha brilliant, views are amazing way more balls than I will ever have!!


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Default 03-08-2010, 11:02

Sickk, Well done
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Default 03-08-2010, 11:15

Well in!! Lovely pictures!


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Default 03-08-2010, 11:37

Superb lads, takes a big pair of gonads to take on the tower
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