Don’t look down! Stomach-churning pictures taken by teen as they scale 421 metre high skyscraper – without safety harnesses
Don’t look down! These stomach-churning images were taken by a group of rebellious teens who happily risked their life for the ultimate selfie – taken 421 metres above the ground.
Andrej Ciesielski, 18, snapped the incredible images after sneaking past security guards and scaling the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China, with two pals.
The trio climbed ladders on the outside of the building to take pictures right at the very top – aware that the slightest slip would mean certain death.
But despite getting some top-notch snaps, the group were spotted by nearby office workers – and were met by police when they arrived back in the building’s lobby, before being carted off to a Chinese police cell and questioned for seven hours.
Andrej said: “This was the third time my friends and I had attempted to do this climb.
“We didn’t think we’d ever make it to the top. We took the elevator to the top floor, but we were seen on security cameras, and pretended we had got lost going to the restaurant.
“They showed us the right way to the restaurant, but we doubled back on ourselves and got through to the machine room of the building.
“We managed to find an open window and climbed onto the outside of the building, where we had to climb up the side for about 50 metres until we reached the spire.
“I wasn’t scared of climbing, only of getting caught.
“Some people from the Shanghai World Financial Centre saw us and reported us to the police. We only stayed for 10 minutes at the top of the ladder to avoid police but when we entered the lobby the police was already there and we were sent to the police station for around seven hours. But the let us go without any penalty.
“I think I’m done with Shanghai now. After we got caught by the police in Shanghai it will be impossible for other people to climb to the top of the building. Shanghai is an amazing city but I will try to focus on other cities in the future.”