HEAD FOR HEIGHTS Tall buildings climbed for terrifying new sport
IF stepping on a ladder on your way up to the loft makes your knees go a bit wobbly, you’d best NOT try the world’s hottest new ‘Extreme Sport’.
Because daredevil lunatics are trying to outdo each other by scaling the planet’s tallest structures – without ropes to protect them from a fatal fall.
The practice made headlines last week when a group of so-called Urban Explorers scaled the UK’S tallest building – The Shard ( left and, main pic, on it) in Central London.
The enormous tower of glass stands at 1,000ft – high enough to give you sweaty palms.
It was ‘conquered’ by Bradley Garrett, a university lecturer and member of a team of climbers called the Consolidation Crew.
The 31-year-old said: “Urban explorers are interested in going into places that we are not to be supposed to be in and document them so others can see these ‘out of bounds’ areas.”
But judging by these EXCLUSIVE pics you need to either have a head for heights, or just be plain mental, to give it a go...