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Video: Daredevil Climber Scales 900-Foot Building Without Safety Equipment ... and Then Jumps Off!

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Try not to gasp.

Michael Kemeter scaling the building in Changsha. (Photo: Michael-Kemeter.com)

An Austrian climber scaled the tallest building in a Chinese city without the insurance of safety equipment Sunday -- and then proceeded to parachute off after he reached the top.

Michael Kemeter, described as a climber, slackliner and basejumper, ascended the 275-meter (900-foot) Beichen Times Square tower in Changsha, located in China's Hunan Province.

michael kemeter Michael Kemeter scaling the building in Changsha. (Photo: Michael-Kemeter.com)

CBS News reported the 23-year-old using only the metal strips on the building, about 1.8 meters apart, to climb up. His arm length, CBS noted, is only 2.2 meters -- max.

michael kemeter Kemeter makes it to the top of the building. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)

michael kemeter He then took off his shoes and jumped off. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)

michael kemeter Kemeter soon after his leap deployed his parachute and made it safely to the ground, greeted by a cheering crowd. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)

Watch this footage showing part of the climb and jump:

If you found this gentleman's feat daunting, check out the nail-biting footage of the tight rope walk across the Grand Canyon by daredevil Nik Wallenda.

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(H/T: WKMG-TV)

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