Dizzying headcam footage shows daredevil teen scaling skyscraper with no safety equipment
This dizzying headcam footage shows the moment a daredevil teen scaled a 700ft skyscraper with no safety equipment.
Thrill-seeking, Andrej Ciesielski, strapped a GoPro to his head before climbing the Manulife Plaza in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
The 18-year-old, from Munich in Germany, went to extreme lengths to capture the stomach churning footage but confessed he was more scared of being caught by the police than falling from the 50-storey office building.
He said: “The tricky thing about this building is that it’s a commercial office so it’s well secured. At the top there is a big spire that is absolutely amazing.
“I had to climb this one alone because my friend who was on the trip with me was afraid he would get caught and arrested.
“When I’m ‘roof-topping’ it’s not the height I’m thinking about, it’s the police. I’m not thinking about falling, I’m just thinking about getting caught.
“After this particular climb I was paranoid for the entire day that I’d been caught on the security cameras but fortunately I wasn’t.
“I didn’t use any safety equipment, just some good shoes with a good grip.
“My parents like the end result, they enjoy looking at my pictures but they aren’t very happy about what I do. They don’t like watching the videos because they’re scared I could fall one day.
“When I’m climbing though I just feel so free. It makes me really happy. I know some people will struggle to understand that but for me it’s freedom and I do it because I love it.”