A group of Russian urban climbers have managed to scale the Eiffel Tower in Paris despite tightened security due to the terror threat. They told RT how they managed to sneak into the iconic landmark and why workers mistook them for terrorists.
Ivan Kuznetsov from Moscow organized the daring adventure back in May this year ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament.
“I thought a lot about how we would be able to sneak through security, because after the terrorist attacks [in Paris back in November 2015 when Islamic State fighters killed over 130 people] the atmosphere was very tense,” Kuznetsov told RT.
So he said that he decided that the best way was “to buy tickets to the viewing platform and then hide.”
“So that’s what we did. We had to wait nearly seven hours until we could get out. It was very cold, so we didn’t sleep. But it was worth it. When I got to the top of the eighth wonder of the world it was incredible. I can't even describe the emotions.”
However, the adventure wasn’t all pain sailing for the daredevils – as they were climbing down a worker spotted them and called the police.