Screen Shot: James Kingston (YouTube).

In terms of iconic landmarks in Europe, it doesn't get much more iconic than the Eiffel Tower. Sure, the Eiffel Tower is no Blackpool Tower but it's still a mighty impressive structure (whichever way you look at it). It's the symbol of Paris, the city of loooooove, and it towers over the French capital like a Meccano project that's got really out of hand.

Not content with just buying an Eiffel Tower postcard, or taking a picture of it on his iPhone like a normal person, free runner James Kingston decided to climb up it. Perhaps mistaking it for a children's climbing frame after drinking too many glasses of Sauvignon blanc, or overdoing it at some laa-de-dah cheese buffet. Who knows what drove him to do this? Our guess is that Kingston, who once climbed the Wembley arch, just likes doing crazy stuff.

Warning: this POV footage could induce sudden bouts of vertigo.

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