Camping on huge chimney
June 15, 2017 9:59 PM   Subscribe

At the intersection of #yolo and #youdidnotsleepthere is Flaviu Cernescu and Dina Zaur's climb 833 feet (254m) up a janky Romanian industrial chimney to set up camp. Don't grab anything slick for a while 'cos you're gonna have some sweaty palms. Though it ends charmingly (all hugs!) this one gets worse for a long, long time.

If you've found yourself adept at peeking through your fingers you might also like him juggling dangerously across a viaduct or dangerously juggling and separately but still dangerously unicycling on the lip of a dam. If you want to start slow perhaps this tethered and considerably more sensible highline over one of them lake, um "glory hole" things...

Yes, you may be sitting or lying on the thing you are sitting or lying on but you will only need...THE EDGE!
posted by Ogre Lawless (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Surprisingly, it wasn't the handrail balancing that got me. It was watching chunks of rusted metal from the ladder come off in his hands on the way down...
posted by not_the_water at 11:09 PM on June 15


no...I dont think i could do this, even if someone put a gun to my head.
...I couldnt even watch all of it. I am a total chicken.
posted by quazichimp at 12:39 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]


I remember having a very restless night sleeping on the top bunk in a hostel once, so I don't think I'll be doing that any time soon.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:32 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]


I'm sure Oleg Sherstyachenko aka Oleg Cricket has a death wish... his stuff makes me feel ill.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:41 AM on June 16


Okay, I got through the chimney video. The others will have to wait until my jaw unclenches. And maybe another part of me, too.

I really wonder what it's like to have no fear of heights. If I suddenly lost mine, would I start doing stunts like these, or would I remember -- from the old days -- what gravity is?
posted by bryon at 2:43 AM on June 16 [3 favorites]


I don't imagine he will have a very long life.
posted by mary8nne at 4:41 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]


I loved this. Cringeworthy, yes, in spots .. but simply awesome otherwise! Not that I'd do this .. too old.
posted by dwbrant at 5:17 AM on June 16


I was cool with everything except the handrail walking.

Not as if I'll by trying any of this anytime soon ...
posted by oheso at 5:37 AM on June 16


I know that they get down safely, because the text says so and after all, how else would they upload the video?

But watching this I am still 100% certain they will die.
posted by entropone at 5:47 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]


Couldn't do the chimney. I used to work in a shipyard repairing older ships and I know how rotten old steel ladders can get.
posted by charlesminus at 5:48 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]


The tent doesn't appear to be tied down AND it's hanging off the end on one side. I hope neither of them tosses or turns in their sleep.

What is it with eastern Europeans?
posted by leotrotsky at 6:25 AM on June 16


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Said friend's response...

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posted by Samizdata at 10:25 AM on June 16


whoa.
posted by ph00dz at 10:49 AM on June 16


I like that this is shot and edited like an indie found footage horror film.
posted by Panjandrum at 12:43 PM on June 16


Nope. Nope nope nope.
posted by djeo at 4:57 PM on June 16


When I was a child, I feared I would die from a Russian dropping an atomic bomb on me. Now I fear I will die from a Russian landing on me.
posted by 4ster at 8:17 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


...jesus christing fuck
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:55 PM on June 16


As a person for whom Man On Wire was essentially a horror movie, DID NOT ENJOY
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:56 PM on June 16


The tent doesn't appear to be tied down AND it's hanging off the end on one side. I hope neither of them tosses or turns in their sleep.

I really assumed they didn't actually camp up there.
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:58 PM on June 16


GET OFF OF THERE, STALKER
posted by Spatch at 11:31 PM on June 17


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