Klimcentrum Bjoeks, Groningen, the Netherlands

Our country is as flat as a pancake, we have no mountains nor rocks to climb. So we need to be inventive if we want to practice climbing. This tower is a steel and wood construction, 37 metres high, with an overhang of 11 metres.


Picture taken using a camera suspended from a kite in Groningen, the Netherlands.


Image uncropped - this is how it came out of the camera.

  • Michael Layefsky PRO 7y

    Fantastic series!
  • Vicente Piorno 7y

    Great series, I agree.

    Did you use the zoom in this one? If not, you were really close!
  • Eric Kieboom PRO 7y

    Thanks for the kind comments

    I have no way (yet) of actuating the zoom from the ground. The camera was indeed pretty close here. I was afraid it would crash into the tower at one point, but luckily it didn't. I did get the kite line stuck on the top of the tower, though, but I managed to free it.

    One of my more exhilarating KAP sessions, I'd say.
  • Craig Wilson PRO 7y

    Love that your camera shadow is in there too. Great shot and it looks higher than 35 meters.
  • Rob Huntley PRO 7y

    Great image. I'd be afraid of distracting the climbers and causing a fall.
  • Wind Watcher PRO 7y

    Keeper! With CHDK you can write a script to zoom while in flight. May help in the future. See details here.
  • Eric Kieboom PRO 7y

    Rob: I asked permission to KAP before I started. When I started KAPing nobody was climbing, the climber came out as I was doing my thing. He looked at the kite and camera before he started and didn't seem bothered at all by it. I figured he would have complained to me before scaling the tower if it had been a problem.

    Wind Watcher: thanks for the script, I'll look into it. I'm running CHDK in my IXUS 850IS now, with just a simple USB remote script.
  • Mr.720 7y

    What an amazing shot!
  • Pierre Lesage PRO 7y

    Excellent. the entire serie is fantastic. The subject is unique, the light and shadows are great, the exposure is perefect.
  • Scott Dunn 7y

    Very cool! I really like the series. Who knew such a big climbing wall existed?
  • breic 7y

    What a great series. (And what a cool location.)
  • Wicherd Knetemann PRO 7y

    Excellent shot(s) of a great subject!
  • michal 5y

    And I thought we are poor about mountains in czech republic :]
  • Ricardo Mendonça Ferreira PRO 3y

    I just found some of your pictures on 9GAG, and tried to give you the credits.
  • Eric Kieboom PRO 3y

    Thanks, Ricardo. These images are the ones that are most frequently stolen. I've mostly given up trying to protect my rights, unless the thief is commercial.
  • André Saunier PRO 3y

    Il y a quelques années ça m'aurait bien tenté...
    Joli mur et chouette série !
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Taken on November 8, 2008
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