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 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.
Kemeter makes it to the top of the building. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
He then took off his shoes and jumped off. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
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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