This crazy POV video is enough to give you vertigo. It was captured by Dare devil, slack liner, and all-round insane dude Flavio Cernescu. Seriously, there’s nothing about it that’s not gnarly.
The chimney, at 280 meters from base to top, is the second tallest building in Romania. The first 20 meters of the chimney has no ladders to climb. So, how does Cernescu get up?
By grabbing an old cable hanging down, obviously. So, a twenty meter free climb begins. There are no saftey harnesses anywhere. Absolute madness.
Eventually, he reaches a platform, where there’s an uncaged ladder. Easy street from now on, right?
Three floors up, and Cernescu takes a peak below him. Our stomachs dropped just watching it.
275 meters high, and the climber reaches the final platform. With bits os gnarled, broken railing hanging off, we’re not sure it’d pass a health and safety inspection. Still, on to the top…
280 meters of muscle burning climbing later, Flavio Cernescu reaches the top of the tower. You can hear the wind slowing past the camera. At this point, wed be lying down, clinging to the bricks and crying for our mom. Not our guy though. He breaks out the old parallel bars routine and starts balancing on the rusted beams spanning the 900 foot drop.
We would say dont try this at home, but realistically, how many of you have 900 foot Romanian chimneys at home. Seriously though, don’t. Flavio Cernescu is a profesional mentalist.