Do you remember the names Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov? They’re the two Russian thrill seekers who climbed the incredible Shanghai Tower last year and posted a video of their exploits. It got millions of hits online and established the pair as some of the leading free climbers on the planet. Free climbers don’t use ropes, or harnesses, or anything actually. Just their hands and feet to scale enormous objects.
Their online fame also established them as producers of some of the most extraordinary cityscape photography that you’re ever likely see.
Take a look at ontheroofs.com, their homepage, to see what we mean.
They document all their escapades, and as you can see from the brands that now sponsor them, their work is really starting to grab some attention.
Free climbing clearly isn’t for the faint-hearted, but you can get a tiny flavour of the thrilling world above our heads from these amazing pictures.