Daredevil climbs one of the world’s tallest buildings wearing a GoPro
YouTuber James Kingston regularly puts his life on the line by free climbing some of the world’s most famous structures — he scaled the Eiffel Tower last November — and on Sunday released the footage of his climb up the tallest residential tower on Earth. After reaching the top of the 1,394-foot Marina 101 building in Dubai, he convinced a construction worker to allow him to climb up a massive crane to see the sunrise with nothing but a backpack and a camera.
Kingston wrote on YouTube that the Marina 101 was the tallest structure he’s ever scaled, and that the footing was dangerously slippery at the very top of the crane.
"The crane that runs up the side of the building must be somewhere over the 450 meter mark as the building itself is officially set at 426 meters and the crane arm sits above it by quite a distance. Put it this way… you’d be dead if you fell off the top of the crane and landed on top of the building…. I [made] my way up to the tip of the cranes arm. It was pretty steep and was completely covered in grease/dust as it had been there for so many years. It was the slipperiest crane I’ve ever been on… parts of it were like ice! I finally reached the top and as you can see, the view was incredible."