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Author Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
SimonRL

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Joined: 27/11/2005
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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 09/01/2020 21:39:07
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This is a general warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers about a group called Exploring with Fighters.

The group is well known in URBEXing circles for their sensationalist videos and for bringing public attention to locations that responsible explorers have kept off-radar for years.

They have recently turned their attention to mines, and most recently Welsh slate mines.

I'm mindful many - probably most - of us have been places we shouldn't, so this sort of post always feels a bit hypocritical; but their explorations are always followed by click bait videos pushed out to a very large social media following. They have potential to do real harm to access arrangements and even to businesses operating in disused mines.

There is a mass of information about mines and quarries available online, including on here. But, if you are contacted by Exploring with Fighters then please do not:

- Give them any information that will help them locate or access sites
- Guide them places

I'm not going to give them the fuel of publicity, Google them if you wish.

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Pete K

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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 11/01/2020 09:45:00
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I have linked this post to UKCaving and 28dayslater too. Most people on 28DL already think that the EWF group are bad news anyway.

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joso

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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 11/01/2020 20:08:02
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Who doesn't!? The titles of their videos is plenty to make me turn off. IP: 165.120.200.232
mae

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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 12/01/2020 16:30:20
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Not sure how to post up images on here ,but if you pop to the other channel ive posted it on there,be aware. IP: 84.93.36.158
NewStuff

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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 12/01/2020 16:38:09
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mae wrote:

Not sure how to post up images on here ,but if you pop to the other channel ive posted it on there,be aware.




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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 12/01/2020 16:38:36
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https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=25956.0 IP: 84.93.36.158
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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 12/01/2020 16:44:05
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Thanks New stuffThumbs Up,not wishing to fuel the fire or to bring any undue attention to this but to keep us up to speed with the situation. IP: 84.93.36.158
risy76115

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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 17/01/2020 17:49:35
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I see they are now upset that they are getting some unwelcomed attention now according to there Facebook page I have no sympathy for them along with some others that are doing the same sort of thing to get the hits on there channels fair enough if your doing it to make a document to keep for the history but doing it for hits and so called hardcore explorering well that's only going to do one thing

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Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Posted: 23/01/2020 20:16:05
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Thanks for the info Simon. I must admit, before I started mine exploring, I used to be into the whole "urbex" thing and when I started going in mines I did post a few "reports" on the urbex forums. Nothing sensational, just pics and a few words, but back then I was a total novice and rather naive. I did not know about how some mines are sensitive and locations need to be kept under the radar. I had no idea about this, but eventually after a bit more research and after receiving some emails from experienced mine explorers, I realised it was not a good thing to do. I ditched the whole urbex thing and deleted my pics after that. I do wonder though, if people are so concentrated on making videos underground, it worries me that they may not be concentrating on navigating the mine safely, and could end up having an accident. IP: 92.23.119.50
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