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Man Climbs Massive Crane, Man Releases Drone, Man Somehow Survives

You know that feeling you get when you're high up and you don't like heights all that much? It's a sort of tingling dread that spreads from your genitals (speaking as a man) and doesn't go away until you're back on solid ground. Well, prepare to feel it now sitting down watching this video. Read More >>

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This Perfectly Preserved Blockbuster Offers a Fascinating Glimpse Into Life in 2010

Thanks to the brain cell-killing power of alcohol, many of us can barely remember what it was like in the early 2010s, when visual content was still primarily consumed via plastic video discs, but one lucky urban explorer got to experience it firsthand when he discovered a deserted but otherwise intact Blockbuster store in south Texas. Read More >>

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Idiots Climb the Eiffel Tower for Shits and Giggles

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big or go home, as they say. Read More >>

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An Urban Explorer Group Stumbled Upon a Really Cool Star Wars Location

Oblivion State is a British urban exploration forum, and several of its members came across a really exciting find: the Millennium Falcon film set for the upcoming eighth Star Wars film. Read More >>

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Just Two Guys Dangling Off a Crane Like it’s No Big Deal

Most people see a tower crane and wonder what it’s building. These guys see a construction crane and think the logical thing to do is to to climb it all the way up, walk all the way across, and then just hang out there while literally hanging off the crane. The crane basically becomes a playground to them. The monkey bars, the a tight rope, a ladder, and so forth. [Ramzes Moscow via Digg] Read More >>

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A 17-Year-Old Climbed NYC’s Tallest New Building and Took These Photos

We've watched the future tallest residential building in America grow from a mere rendering into an almost-complete building over the past three years. 432 Park Avenue is now a prime target for the growing number of daredevils who climb forbidden or abandoned structures and bring back photos as proof—and now, a 17-year-old urban explorer has done just that. Read More >>

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Exploring the Decaying Ruins of Brother Island, NYC’s Last Unknown Place

Surrounding the bustling island of Manhattan are countless lesser-known landforms. One of the most unique is North Brother Island. Sitting in the East River between the Bronx and Rikers Island, this unassuming chunk of land once housed a hospital where the city quarantined sick patients. Read More >>

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Lost in a Maze of Abandoned Stations Beneath the Streets of Barcelona

The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalogue of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city. Read More >>

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An Inside Peek at China’s Ghost City

Built for a population in excess of a million—yet largely uninhabited to this day—it's little surprise that Ordos has earned itself the nickname of China's Ghost City. Read More >>

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Watch Two Crazy People Climb the World’s Second Tallest Building

At this point, we've all seen the insane Russian dudes who dangle off of tall things. But that looks like child's play when you see these Ukrainian guys scale the second tallest building in the world. Read More >>

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Urban Explorers Uncover Forgotten Corners of the Soviet Bloc

Say what you will about urban exploration as a hobby, these guys sure do find some very cool stuff sometimes. Thank goodness they take cameras with them. Read More >>

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A Ticket to the End of the World

If you've watched with envy as the internet fills up with endless photo galleries of abandoned buildings in Detroit, perhaps now is your time to get in on the action: for the low, low price of only $45 (about £27), you can buy a ticket and take locally-run "tours of abandoned factories, churches and schools." A Detroit ruin tour takes 3 hours, and taps into your inner J.M.W. Turner. Read More >>

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Secret Underground Bunker Is Full of World War Weapons and Military Vehicles

The world is full of hidden, forgotten treasures. Like this gigantic bunker hidden in a forest, buried in a secret location. It's full of weapons from the first World War, as well as modern military vehicles. And mushrooms. Read More >>

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This Girl Sneaked Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory

Her name is Lana Sator and she sneaked into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of the next Alien movie. Read More >>