The act of walking along concrete beams hundreds of feet above the ground, which has been dubbed ‘Skywalking’ is the latest craze to be adopted by students in Russia.
Check out this vertigo-inducing video of this young girl perilously walking along a narrow beam way up in the sky, the tiny cars below wizz by, giving you some indication of just how high up she is!
She doesn’t appear to be using any safety equipment whatsoever as she makes her death-defying journey, but she did think to bring along a head-mounted camera to film the crazy stunt! I’ve never been particularly scared of heights, but when she kneels down and takes a peek at the ground hundreds of feet below, I must admit that it made me feel more than a little dizzy!
The footage was posted to video sharing website LiveLeak where it has received nearly 240,000 views. It is the latest example of the ‘Skywalking’ craze which has somewhat worryingly become popular amongst Russian youths.
Recently another group of young Russian Skywalkers released pictures of themselves scaling to the top of the Moscow State University, which is a lofty 240 meters tall!
Vadim Mahorov, 22, from Novosibirsk, who took the photographs, said that he intentionally goes for skyscrapers that he believes will be hard to get into and then covertly scales the buildings to get his shocking pictures!
Now I enjoy scrambling up the odd tree here and there and absolutely loved the experience of climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge…we all enjoy the odd vaguely-crazy stunt, but I just don’t get why anyone would risk their lives in this flippant manner. Ah well, at least it gives those of us something shocking to watch in our lunch-breaks I suppose!
It reminded me of the girl who climbed up the electrical tower thinking it was a rope bridge, but at least she was stoned, I don’t know what this girl’s excuse is!