YouTuber Called ‘idiot With A Death Wish’ For Camping On Edge Of Beachy Head
Liam Brown, who records camping and hiking videos, set up his tent on Beachy Head on the coast of East Sussex (Picture: YouTube / LiamBrown)
A YouTuber has been criticised for camping just a foot away from the edge of a dangerous cliff edge which regularly crumbles into the sea.
Liam Brown, who has more than 117,000 subscribers on the platform, set up his tent on Beachy Head on the coast of East Sussex.
Due to coastal erosion, chunks of the chalky white cliff often tumble into the sea, with around 50 recorded incidents between April 2020 and 2021.
There were 13 incidents of hikers becoming stranded on the beach after being cut off by the tide.
But Liam, who records camping footage and posts it on the video platform, did not appear fazed by this and uploaded his visit to Beachy Head over the weekend.
In the 22-minute film, called ‘Hiking and wild camping in the South Downs’, Liam is seen eating breakfast then packing away his tent.
He told the camera: ‘We are quite literally a metre away from that cliff, so hopefully it doesn’t fall.’
Posting pictures on Instagram and Twitter, he additional: ‘You can’t beat a bit of camping next to the ocean, already if you’re tent’s a foot away from the edge.’
The YouTuber has more than 117,000 subscribers on the platform (Picture: YouTube / LiamBrown)
His YouTube channel has the tagline: ‘I become uncomfortable being comfortable.’
Liam has since received a huge amount of backlash, with one commenter calling him ‘idiot of the week’.
Another viewer wrote: ‘Stupid and dangerous to camp so close to that cliff edge. Chalk erosion and cliff falls are shared in that area.
‘Emergency sets have better things to do than picking injured or dead idiots off the rocks below.’
One person said: ‘Have you got a death wish?’
Liam’s YouTube channel has the tagline: ‘I become uncomfortable being comfortable.’ (Picture: YouTube / LiamBrown)
But others said he had a ‘great sense of adventure’ and said he had inspired them to go camping.
One viewer wrote: ‘This man has no fear! There’s not a chance in hell I would ever camp that close to the edge of a cliff. Nice one mate and a great video.’
Another additional: ‘My eight-year-old son loves your videos and we typically watch one just before bed time. Thanks to you, we’re going camping in a associate of weeks and if he likes it, we’re doing a whole week during the summer holidays.’
Someone else said: ‘Liam is that one YouTuber who makes you want to leave your house and go on a hike and wild camp.’
In the description of the video, Liam additional: ‘This was one of the most picturesque camping spots I have ever stayed at.
‘I plan on wild camping in all 15 of the UK’s national parks – this time it was the South Downs; 13 down, two to go.’
Despite the dangers, more than 350,000 visitors go to the cliffs at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters every year.
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