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YouTubers climb Dartford's Littlebrook Power Station chimney

A pair of thrill-seeking urban climbers scaled a 700ft chimney at the Thames' last remaining power station.

UrbeXUntold, a YouTube channel of two men with more than 1,000 subscribers, headed to Dartford's Littlebrook Power Station to record a video.

Footage shows people who climb Littlebrook power station

The climbers said the view got better when sunset began. Picture: UrbeXUntold
The climbers said the view got better when sunset began. Picture: UrbeXUntold

They evaded security at the site before heading up the chimney and snapping some pictures of the views.

Scott from the group, who doesn't want to be named fully, revealed the decision to climb at Littlebrook was a last minute plan.

He said: "We hadn’t planned to climb this chimney at all, we were meant to climb a slightly smaller one half hours drive away, unfortunately security were sitting at the bottom so we left empty handed that night.

"Then on the drive home scrolling through Facebook I came across a friends pictures and low and behold he was on top of Littlebrook chimney.

"The next evening we headed to the power station and our plan was to sneak in and climb the chimney half hour before sunset to grab the best shots of the sun going down over London."

The YouTubers parked up on Bank Holiday Monday last month and were ready to start their climb when they noticed someone in a van watching them. They decided to drive round the other side of the motorway and made their way on foot to Littlebrook.

Scott added: "We legged it across the rubble towards a small hole at the bottom of the chimney, this was a tiny hole cut out of the metal fencing that sealed the chimney and barely big enough for my hips to fit through. So we braved the sharp edges and squeezed through."

Around 15 minutes later after climbing 880 stairs UrbeX dragged themselves up two ladders and were finally at the top of the chimney.

"I popped my head out and I felt more breathless than I had on the climb, the view was absolutely stunning, and it only got better as the sunset," Scott said.

"I really cannot explain the feeling I had up there, my adrenaline was pumping but at the same time it felt so calm and peaceful. Pictures do not do it justice at all."

Littlebrook Power Station, in Dartford. The urban climbers scaled Littlebrook Power Station chimney in Dartford. Picture: UrbeXUntold
Littlebrook Power Station, in Dartford. The urban climbers scaled Littlebrook Power Station chimney in Dartford. Picture: UrbeXUntold

The pair were at the the site for around two-and-a-half hours in total and sneakily avoided security at the site on the way out before describing the climb as "one of the most exhilarating things" they've ever done.

Littlebrook Power Station is currently in the process of being demolished and is set to be fully down in 2020.

The matter has been deemed a civil issue.

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