Men climb one of the world's tallest buildings bare-handed in hair raising video

Published: February 17, 2016
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PHOTO: YouTube/On The Roofs

PHOTO: YouTube/On The Roofs

Three photographers from Russia and Ukraine climbed the top of one of the world’s tallest towers, bare-handed, to take selfies.

The group scaled the Shun Hing Tower in Shenzhen, which is the 28th tallest in the world, during the Chinese New Year. The building is also the city’s third tallest.

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Watch their ascent, including the hair-raising climb up the building’s antenna, which accounts for the final 60 meters or so:

This is not the first time the  group, including Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov from photography collective On The Roofs, has attempted something like this. Last year, they climbed Shenzhen’s Ping An Finance Center which is the world’s fourth-tallest building (600-meters-tall).

Back in 2014, the group gained fame when they climbed the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest building. Since then, there has been no stopping the group which has climbed buildings and monuments worldwide, from towers and bridges in Russia to Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

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Also in 2014, On The Roofs collaborated with some Hong Kong-based videographers to document their climb in the heart of the city’s downtown. Once on the top, the group rewired the building’s multi-story electronic billboard to remove the sponsor message and replace it with their own.

This article originally appeared on Quartz

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Reader Comments (4)

  • mansoor
    Feb 17, 2016 - 12:37PM

    Why are we promoting dangerous activites like such in this article?Recommend

  • Nein
    Feb 17, 2016 - 1:25PM

    @mansoor:
    It will help weed out the stupid from the population?Recommend

  • irfan
    Feb 17, 2016 - 1:44PM

    The point of concern is that how they enter the premises. Where were security personnel? even when they enter the building they cover their faces with the mask and searching for doors and lifts suspiciously, even then also nobody stops them….it’s a complete security lapse I believe…..Recommend

  • Ali
    Feb 17, 2016 - 2:16PM

    They didnt climb anything.
    Took a lift to the roof…
    climbed the last 60 meters through a built in ladder….

    The real climbers start from the bottom…

    Nothing special about this…any person who has less fear of heights can do this,….its just that they’re not as stupid as these guys are…Recommend

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