Title Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration
Binding Trade paperback
Book Condition New
Publisher Coach House Press 2005
Seller ID 47
Ever wonder what lies beyond the doors, fences, and ladders you pass every day? A hidden world of mystery, beauty, and free fun awaits the curious who choose to seek adventure off the beaten path. This book takes you behind the scenes to little-known urban spaces like utility tunnels, rooftops, abandoned buildings, construction sites, and storm drains, unveiling the possibilities--and perils--of the world of urban exploration. With step-by-step explanations and examples, this illuminating off-limits tour of the urban landscape will spark the curiosity of eager initiates and armchair explorers alike. Jeff Chapman (19 September 1973 23 August 2005), aka Ninjalicious, was a well-known Toronto-based urban explorer, fountaineer, and founder of Infiltration: the zine about going places you're not supposed to go. He was also a prominent author and editor for YIP magazine. , as well as its website, yip (dot) org. Chapman died of cholangiocarcinoma on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 three years after a successful liver transplant at Toronto General Hospital (a location he loved to explore). He was 31 years old. Family members say that doctors believe the cancer was caused by exposure to carcinogens Jeff encountered while exploring abandoned industrial sites. Chapman first published Infiltration in 1996. In total, 25 issues were published covering such urban exploration topics as the navigation of storm drains, evading hotel security and adventuring through abandoned military shelters. He also launched infiltration (dot) org, an online version of the zine, in 1996. His book, Access All Areas: a user's guide to the art of urban exploration, was published in July 2005, shortly before his death. The book serves as a how-to-guide to urban exploration covering topics from basic stealth and concealment, to social engineering techniques to ethics. Chapman is credited with coining the term credibility prop, which describes a device, uniform, piece of equipment or other appurtenances used solely to reduce suspicion if one is encountered in a normally restricted area. A specific example of credibility prop is simply being wet (wetness being a good credibility prop for infiltration of a hotel pool) A Guide to Getting Wet in Toronto Hotels.