Hong Kong daredevil climbs to top of high-rises for thrills, and captures it on camera

Watch this urban outlaw get a kick out of ‘rooftopping’ – climbing onto the roofs of high buildings and recording the hair-raising feats to post online

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 May, 2016, 5:32pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 May, 2016, 7:15pm

A warning first to acrophobia sufferers – these videos of a daredevil scaling incredible heights above Hong Kong may make you lose your lunch.

For everyone else, hold on to the sides of your chairs as you watch this brave (or foolhardy) young guy climb up a yellow crane soaring high above the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is being remodelled, and walk along the edges of the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay, all without any safety equipment.

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The same uploader has previously posted videos of him “rooftopping”, as the practice is called, on top of other Hong Kong landmarks such as Times Square and Chungking Mansions.

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Rooftopping has exploded in popularity among thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies in recent years, leading to deaths in countries such as Russia and the US. And with more than 3,000 buildings qualifying as skyscrapers, Hong Kong has become a magnet for rooftoppers, attracting daredevils from all around the world.