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The Terrifying Climb Up the Old Spire of the World's Tallest Church

It’s not as scary tall as climbing oversized skyscrapers but climbing churches can be just as frightening because the buildings are so much older and the spire is totally not meant to be climbed. Plus, what if one of those things he stood on just snapped off because, well, they’re old!? But one thing that is cool…

Seeing People Climb a 1,823-Foot Tall Skyscraper Is Just Madness

When you see these climbers reach the top of Lotte World Tower, a 1,823-foot tower that’s the tallest building in South Korea and taller than One World Trade Center in New York, there’s an ever so brief moment of peace. Wow, things look great from up here! And then it’s back to the stressfulness of watching someone do…

The First Person View of Climbing a Snowy 22,000-Foot Tall Mountain Is a Little Bit Terrifying

If there is a mountain, people will climb it. Or at least, people that are much, much bolder than I am. Here is some incredible point of view footage from David Lama and Conrad Anker as they become the first expedition to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a mountain that’s over 22,000 feet tall on the border of Nepal…

This Video of People Climbing a Skyscraper Is So Damn Stressful

Shun Hung Square is a 1,260-foot tall skyscraper that’s the third tallest building in Shenzhen, China. It’s really, really tall. And watching the guys from On the Roofs climb it gets more and more stressful because they just keep going up. You think they’ve reached the top but there’s still another level that’s…

Going Down a Ladder Off the Side of a 900-foot Tower Is Scarier Than Climbing Up

Don’t look down. That’s the only advice that kind of works when you’re up high on a 920-foot tall structure. But what if you’re descending down a ladder on the side of said 920-foot tall structure? You have to look down. But what if that ladder was swaying backwards because it’s very flimsily attached to the side of…

Climbing the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil is Totally Crazy

Here’s a crazy way to celebrate Christmas: go to Brazil and climb up the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and check out the crazy view of the city and its beaches on the shoulder of Jesus Christ. Don’t mind the fact that the statue’s shoulder slopes down and that there’s nothing to hold on to though!

Climbing and operating a tower crane is a real life nightmare

Welp. I know what job I can never do. And that’s be a tower crane operator. To even start operating a crane, the guy has to make the scariest climb up the entire thing while carefully switching platform ladders and making sure his sweaty palms don’t slip. Not to mention he has to ignore how high he is in the air while…

Watching this guy climb the Eiffel Tower made me lose feeling in my fingers

Ostensibly, the Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb. There are so many exposed parts that you could hold on to and so many paths to climb up that there’s no real wrong move. But then you realize, as you watch James Kingston scale the tower, that it’s actually a terrifying climb because every piece is…

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Seeing these guys climb the spires of a 1,094 foot tall skyscraper makes my arms melt

Palms sweaty. Arms losing power. Joints seem to be disappearing. I feel nervous and sick and stressed out and I’m just watching this video. I can’t even imagine what I’d begin to feel like if I was actually the guys climbing the spires of the 1,094 foot tall Shimao International Plaza skyscraper in Japan. Actually I…