The teen climber who got himself banned for life from Egypt after scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza last month has done it again, this time getting detained by police following an ascent of Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower.
Andrej Ciesielski, 19, and another two companions managed to evade security and climb to the top of Shanghai’s third-tallest building. Of course, taking pretty pics and thrilling video along the way.
However, they didn’t make it back down unnoticed. They were picked up by security guards and handed over to police. Oddly enough, this whole thing happened last month, but is only now making state media news. No word on their punishment or if Chinese authorities were as harsh as Egyptian ones.
Watch the video of their climb below:
Ciesielski is most infamous for a controversial climb up the Great Pyramid of Giza last month. There was widespread debate about what Egypt should do with the 18-year-old German rooftopper, with some asking for a three year prison sentence to be imposed. However, in the end, he was released quickly, but barred from ever coming back.
At 420.5 meters tall, the Jin Mao Tower has been overshadowed by the recently-completed Shanghai Tower, but it still stands as the 18th tallest building in the world.
Apparently, after being kicked out of the mainland, Ciesielski headed over to Hong Kong where he also climbed up some tall buildings. You can check out more of his videos here.
Overall, we have to consider this at least a partial victory for China’s beleaguered skyscraper security guards who have been painfully incompetent ever since the Russian duo On The Roofs managed to sneak up the not-yet-complete Shanghai Tower back in 2014.
Since then, more than a handful of daredevils have been inspired to scale some of China’s tallest skyscrapers. Just last a week, a Chinese couple climbed to top of the tallest building in Beijing with no security in sight.
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