Daredevil does chin-ups from top of 1,100ft power station in Croatia

Heart-stopping moment British daredevil does chin-ups from the top of 1,100ft power station in Croatia

  • Adam Lockwood, 19, of Manchester, climbed Plomin power station on Monday
  • He dangled by one arm before gripping a beam and performing five chin-ups 
  • Daredevil scaled active power station in two and half hours with Croatian friend 

A reckless teenager has been filmed doing chin-ups while dangling from the top of one of the tallest power stations in Europe.

Heart-stopping footage shows Adam Lockwood, 19, clambering to grip the end of a beam high up on the 1,115ft (340m)-tall Plomin power station in Croatia on Monday.

The daredevil, from Manchester, then dangles – holding on by just one arm – for a few seconds and rotates, while shouting, ‘I’m spinning… look at that drop!’

And then, gripping the metal with both hands, he performs five chin-ups off the side of the massive chimney.

Adam Lockwood dangles from Plomin power station in Croatia after clambering up the 1,115ft (340m) structure – one of the tallest power stations in Europe

The daredevil, from Manchester, then performs five chin-ups off the side of the massive chimney


Moments earlier, the 19-year-old dangled by one arm, twisted around and shouted: ‘I’m spinning… look at that drop!’

After heading back to the safety of solid ground, he says, ‘It’s only 1,000ft. It’s not that big.’ 

Mr Lockwood, who climbed the active power station in two and half hours with a friend from Croatia, said: ‘There’s something about being suspended that high up by my fingertips that just tickles me. I just do it for me – because I can.

‘I did have to wait for about six hours before I felt able to do the chin-ups, though – because my arms were really tired from the climb.’

After scaling the structure, the pair had to stay there for almost 24 hours to avoid being caught by workers on the site.

Mr Lockwood said: ‘We started the climb at about 2am, so that we could make sure we didn’t run into any workers.

Mr Lockwood, who climbed the active power station in two and half hours with a friend from Croatia, said: ‘There’s something about being suspended that high up by my fingertips that just tickles me. I just do it for me – because I can’

After scaling the structure, the pair had to stay there for almost 24 hours to avoid being caught by workers on the site

‘And then we couldn’t climb down during the day, because they’d have seen us.

‘We ended up staying up there for about 21 hours. It’s quite hot at the top because the power station is active, so the chimney is on during the day, so there’s steam coming out.

‘But it was a really good feeling to know I’ve done that. It was definitely one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done.’

Plomin power station, pictured. Mr Lockwood said: ‘We started the climb at about 2am, so that we could make sure we didn’t run into any workers’

The only way is up! And this is what he did in Spain recently… 

Adam Lockwood is no stranger to vertigo-inducing free climbing, having successfully scaled buildings of up to 650ft in the UK and elsewhere in Europe for the last two years, without any equipment.

Only two weeks ago, he was in Spain, where he climbed a 470ft skyscraper in Barcelona – barefoot and waving to shocked crowds below.

The teen had to keep stopping to rub chalk on his feet to help his grip as he climbed the ladder-like structure on the outside of the Torre Agbar office block. 

Only two weeks ago, Mr Lockwood was in Spain, where he climbed a 470ft skyscraper in Barcelona – barefoot and waving to shocked crowds below


The teen had to keep stopping to rub chalk on his feet to help his grip as he climbed the ladder-like structure on the outside of the Torre Agbar office block

He said: ‘I did it in just 28 minutes, which I think is a record for climbing that building – so I was chuffed with that.

‘It was a bit slippy going up. I had to keep stopping to chalk my feet.

‘I’ve never done a building barefoot before – I’ve done a few cranes, but this was new for me. 

‘It adds a new element to it, it’s a bit like taking the climb to the next level.’   

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