Daredevil dangles one-handed from crane
Posted: June 5, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in SykOtic
Tags: Construction, Crane, Free Climbing, Health and Safety Executive, James Kingston, Kingston, Ocean Village, Parkour, Russia, Southampton, Twitter, YouTube
The Russian crane climbing craze has hit the UK with a man filming himself climbing a 75m high crane then dangling by one hand while a friend films.
It is hard not to wince as this young daredevil films himself hanging one-handed from a 75m-high construction crane on England’s south coast.
James Kingston‘s chest-mounted camera faces down, showing his legs and free arm dangling above a marina and a construction site far below.
The two-and-a-half-minute video was shot in Southampton and uploaded two days ago to YouTube, where it has racked up 74,000 views at last count.
It follows a series of harness-free climbing videos popping up from Russia in what appears to be a recent fad.
“I didn’t go up there to die,” said Kingston in a comment posted alongside his video, “I went up there to live.”
Kingston, who is from Southampton, promotes various daredevil exploits, which include parkour jumps, on his social media pages.
“I do a lot of things but climbing/jumping is my forté,” he writes on his Twitter page.