The Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb - with so many exposed parts and so many paths to climb there’s no real wrong move. But then you realise, as you watch James Kingston scale the tower, that it’s actually a terrifying climb because every piece is so thin and the safe spaces are weirdly angled and that all the scaffold-like rivets and beams in the tower actually makes you completely exposed. It’s frightening. Click through for the whole clip.
Rock climbing can be divided into a crazy mess of sub-genres, but they almost all rely on ropes to catch you if you fall. There is, however, another way: severing the nylon umbilical, and climbing rope-free above water instead.
The Kansas City Zoo didn’t have the best track record when it came to penning-in its primates. So when building a new orangutan habitat, the zoo brought in some experts to test the sheer rock walls for climb-ability.