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Windy Hill Transmitter, Saddleworth Moor



Part of the South Pennines, Windy Hill is located just off Saddleworth Moor near to the M62, located at it's summit is this huge transmission mast

Although I can't find any real information on it, conservative estimates are around 300ft, it also houses various transmitters for Phone, Tv & Radio


I first climbed this with Sol1 & 99% over 12 months ago now, and tbh our pictures were collectively gash so we never bothered posting anything up

Not knowing the real dangers of these things, I kinda never really wanted to go back, except I drive past it almost once a week and I stare at it as I walk the dogs daily thinking maybe, just maybe

Anyway it was a nice night, so I decided to drag one of my climbing mates out and go for a quick mooch, the temptation was too much so we set about climbing it once more


The first hurdle was creeping about for nearly an hour until the utilites van fooked off, then we made our ascent




Light began to fade as we climbed up



and up



and up...




It seemed like an age before we reached the top




Oh wait, THE TOP




Back down




The M62 Motorway contains the highest point on the UK motorway network @ 350M (1,148,294ft) above sea level






We planned to sit it out until it went dark for some night shots, but as I went for the tripod we could hear the sound of a chopper in the distance

Without further a-do we decided to get the fuck down just in case (turned out they were onto something else and not us) Phew!


After twice climbing this beast I doubt I will ever go back, as both times I've encountered headaches and felt my white blood cell count falling - you could probably cook your dinner up there


....Take pictures and leave ONLY
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Very good, the next best thing to a tv mast
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Default 08-06-2011, 12:02

Cool. Shame you couldn't stay till it got dark, some night time shots from up there would have been the nads.


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