Two Russian daredevils scaled the frightening heights of the 6th tallest building in the world – and documented the entire process!
Meet Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov – two photographers from Russia, who don’t know the meaning of the fear of heights and love the dangerous thrill.
Vadim and Vitaliy decided to travel to Seoul, South Korea, to seek some adventure. They wanted to conquer a tower, a really high tower, and to document their experience. So, they decided that the tallest building on the Korean peninsula would do the trick. The Lotte World Tower, the building in question, also happens to be the 6th tallest building in the world. Its construction started back in 2011 and it’s currently 1,823 feet tall (around 555 meters). The tower has a total of 123 floors and the external construction of the façade was officially finished in March this year. However, the construction cranes around the building were yet to be removed when the two Russians arrived in Seoul.
The two daredevils’ plan to climb on top of the building wasn’t easy. In order for them to scale to the rooftop they would have needed to pass a number of serious obstacles, including tons of floors, security guards with vicious dogs, drones, employees, and so on. So, the two Russians figured out that instead of scaling the extremely tall building from the inside they could do it from the outside. Thus, Vadim and Vitaliy started climbing up the construction cranes and filmed the entire process – up until they reached the very top of the Lotte World Tower. The stunning 7 minute long video of the shocking scaling shows exactly what these two daredevils had to go through in order to climb to the top and get some unique photographs of Seoul’s cityscapes revealed from the cranes.