German teenager makes illegal climb to top of Egypt’s Great Pyramid – and takes a remarkable set of pictures!
The Great Pyramid of Giza (aka Khufu) stands nearly 500 feet high and is a source of pride (and tourist revenue) for Egypt. Thus the Great Pyramid, along with the other two nearby pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, are closely protected by the government. This makes the story of thrill-seeker Andrej Cieselski, an 18-year-old teenager from Munich, Germany, all-the-more intriguing. This month Cieselski illegally climbed to the top of the 4,5000-year-old Great Pyramid – and has the pictures to back up his claim. Cieselski is no stranger to climbing stunts called “roofing” where he climbs and dangles off of tall monuments, buildings, and other dangerously high structures while filming the climb using a Go-Pro video camera. Cieselski's Great Pyramid climb took place in early January 2016