Everyone’s favorite Russian skyscraper-scaling duo On the Roofs made their return this weekend with a typically insane video that documents their latest ascent of a megatall skyscraper in Shenzhen that somehow manages to take their badassery to new heights.
Vadim Madkhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are infamous around these parts for the well-produced videos they release of their harrowing and illicit ascents of Chinese skyscrapers, including the Shanghai Tower last year, as well as that time that they hacked a Hong Kong’s skyscraper billboard to read “WHAT’S UP HONG KONG.” No big deal.
This time, their target was the 115-story Ping An International Finance Center that is under construction in Shenzhen, and once completed in 2016, will become China’s tallest skyscraper and the second-tallest in the world, only behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Once again, no big deal.
For the second year in a row, the duo planned their climb to take place over Chinese New Year, hinting that construction managers might want to start to tighten up skyscraper security over the holidays (And we know just the guy to help).
With only an ordinary combination lock blocking their way to the building’s roof, the guys made the climb without incident. Then, of course, they had to climb to the top of the freaking crane that’s being used to build the skyscraper. Because, really, why not? After an absolutely terrifying minute of scaling the crane, they end with a very appropriate use of the selfie stick.
Since they’ve now conquered the tallest man-made constructions that China has to offer, where will they find their next challenge? Perhaps with The Great Pryamid of Chuzhou?
Watch the video, on YouTube:
by Alex Linder
[Images via OntheRoofs]