I was offered the opportunity to abseil down Wirral's highest building, the ventilation shaft of one of the (many) Mersey Tunnels, it is 150 feet high. I have no fear of heights and it was also an opportunity to raise some money for Claire House Children's Hospice.
I turned up 8:45am on Sunday morning, transport courtesy of Mr Anthony Smith (Anthony) and I met Steve Aspinall (Stevieasp) both friends of mine, photographers and fellow ePHOTOziners, who took some on the ground photos.
Steve did the abseil the day before and lent me a couple of head cams on the day. It took 5 minutes or so to reach the top, via a lift and ladders and about the same time to come back down again! The views towards Liverpool, Birkenhead and Wallasey were spectacular.
OK this isn't one of my photos, but one I bought on the day and scanned in.
All comments very welcome indeed.
|Camera:||Nikon Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Title:||I did it!|
|Uploaded:||16 Aug 2010 - 10:59 PM|
|Tags:||Abseil, Andrew hurley, Birkenhead, Charity, Claire house, Coast, Coastal, Landscape / travel, Mersey, Mersey tunnel, Merseyside, People, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, River mersey, Riverside, Rope, Ventilation shaft, Waterfront, Waterside, Wirral, Woodside|
|VS Mode Rating||
101 (100% won)