Russian’s, as can be seen from the many dashboard CAM crash videos, are a crazy yet hardy lot. The Russian version of a 3-a-day involves cigarettes, vodka and spitting.
Living up to that hardy reputation are Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov who have filmed the moment that they scaled China’s new tallest building – the second tallest in the world.
I actually get butterflies in my stomach from just watching this video. Ok, maybe it’s because they are “young” or maybe just “foolhardy” or maybe it’s because put simply…they are “Russian”. Whatever the answer, whatever the reason – I do have to admire their balls.
Oh and by-the-by 650 meters equates to 2,132ft!
On his blog Vadim writes: “Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. It took us almost two hours to get on the 120th floor by foot. And also, we spend almost 18 hours on top of the building, sleeping and waiting for better weather. The result you can see in our new video.”
His blog is worth checking out, just for the pictures: