Be warned: You may pee your pants upon watching this video. Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov make up the duo ‘OnTheRoofs‘ and take badassery to scary high levels. The Russian travelers are experienced climbers who have scaled some of the highest buildings in the world, most recently, the Shanghai Tower.
The “sky walkers” set out in their hoodies and head-mounted cameras to climb over 600 meters to the top of the world’s second highest building with no ropes or gear.
The pair, from Novosibirsk and Moscow, have conquered skyscrapers from Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia to Cologne’s Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower.
“We are just chasing the dream and always looking to go to the next highest point to see the things no one else gets to see.” Raskalov told the Daily Mail last year. “We don’t mean to trespass or harm anyone one so we do often have to wait until the coast is clear.”
“But when you get there the views are spectacular and we want to keep going until we have mastered every city,” he added.
Raskalov said that his dangerous hobby began a few years ago when he started climbing rooftops of apartment buildings in Russia.
“But then I started getting bolder and began climbing the skyscrapers in the Moscow City complex…conquering these types of buildings is a whole different level. It falls into the category of extreme sports and, of course, it’s very dangerous.”
“[But] If you go out into a roof and don’t break anything and don’t bother anyone then I can’t see any reason for stopping us,” he said.
Watch and brace yourselves:
The climbers take some amazing pictures from the roofs of landmark buildings. A few Shanghai photos have already been posted to his Instagram account but Mokhorov said we can expect more pictures from Hong-Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai soon.