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British daredevil films himself free-climbing the Eiffel Tower

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Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 13:58:47-05

Paris, France – British daredevil James Kingston can cross another item off his bucket list.

Kingston and a friend recorded themselves climbing the outside of the Eiffel Tower from the ground up, spending hours on the structure before coming down and being interrogated by French police for 6 hours.

He also brought along a selfie stick.

After slowly making our way up through the framework of the Tower, we finally reached the top platform which was fully lit up. This is where we should have probably stopped but my curiosity got the better of me. I unlocked the door, slowly crept in and was immediately hit with the sound of a walkie talkie going absolutely mental in French. It was clear we’d been spotted so we legged it down a few stories & found a couple of holes inside the framework that we had no choice but to hide in. Hours went by with security going up & down with torches & they even turned on all of the towers lights during their search. The lights finally went off and the tower was ours again so we began the wait for sunrise. After a few more hours playing around on the tower workers & tourists started coming up in the lifts. We were spotted again around 9AM so we climbed down & met with security.

Kingston says he was allowed to leave after promising not to climb it again for three years.