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It's A Quick (And Illegal) Climb To Get To The Top Of Giza's Great Pyramid

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18 year old German tourist Andrej Ciesielski got a view that few people get to see - Egypt from the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It’s an illegal climb, and he was caught by police when he reached the bottom.

Ciesielski claimed that the trip up only took eight minutes, but another twenty to each the bottom.

Walking around in the complex I was waiting for the right moment to start climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza. When I started climbing a street seller was standing behind me but I didn’t care about him I turned around he laughed and I continued climbing.

At the half some people got attention on me and looked up to. That’s how the police spotted me. They shouted something in Arabic I think but I didn’t care and kept going while listening to music.

The Great Pyramid is open to the public, but visitors are forbidden from climbing the structure: watching the video, it’s clear why: it’s rough, dangerous and given the attraction to the site, continual climbing would degrade the structure. That said, it’s an interesting view of something most everyone sees from a distance.


Egyptian police caught the youth when he reached the bottom, but was released after questioning.

[Discovery News, Andrejcie]