- Friday 17th April 2020, 3:38am
- 1,994 posts
Quote: Will Cam @ 16th April 2020, 9:43 PM
I am currently a bid obsessed with youtube videos exploring old mines like this one:
Very interesting and I like watching videos of people going out doing what they love. Using ropes to descend without gloves and wearing trainers is asking for trouble when cave diving and no arm protection could be a problem if they disturbed a nest of stinging bastards. I can see how they get a thrill from this but I wouldn't do it without full body protection and a respirator. I would have a reason for visiting each place and maybe documenting with photos or taking samples. They just seem to be wandering through without any real purpose lead by someone with emphysema. I would take a metal detector down there and I know they don't do it for profit but if you can make money to plough back in to your hobby then why not. Even if it's a route that's often used it's still worth being on the look out.
Famous spider at 16:20 and I like how it charges when he says it doesn't look dangerous It's like it knows it's being talked about and reputation is on the line. Hard to tell what it is but I wouldn't hold it in my bare hands. Another time when they should have documented the encounter with a close up photograph. It could be an undiscovered species. When you explore underground like this and there is a risk there should always be a research purpose.
A photographer friend got in to visiting abandoned and condemned buildings such as an old hospital and I would always tell him he should wear a hard hat when doing that kind of thing. Not sure about the laws abroad but in the UK if the police catch you in a building with prohibited access they are most likely to tell you off and send you on your way. Assuming of course you are polite and apologetic. ie play the game.