Youths in danger climbing cliffs

Youths scaling cliffs unaided without any safety equipment  at Kenbane near Ballycastle at the weekend.  PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Youths scaling cliffs unaided without any safety equipment at Kenbane near Ballycastle at the weekend. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

These are the shocking pictures of youths risking their lives by scaling cliffs near Ballycastle.

Local photographer Kevin McAuley snapped the youngsters as they climbed near Kenbane without any visible safety equipment.

Youths scaling cliffs unaided without any safety equipment at Kenbane near Ballycastle at the weekend.  PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Youths scaling cliffs unaided without any safety equipment at Kenbane near Ballycastle at the weekend. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

The hugely risky practice has been condemned as risking not only the lives of the young people but of emergency crews who may be tasked to rescue them.