The Russian Rooftop Daredevil Photos Guarantee Vertigo
We're really not kidding. These photos are insane.
But this group of urban explorers (or rooftoppers/roofers) is in a league of their own.
Climbing the massive Soviet-era blocks of flats, museums or cathedrals for no apparent reason has become a popular past-time for many young Russians living in urban areas.
And out of those by far the most adventurous and intrepid ones areVitaly Raskalov, Vadim Makharov and their friends.
There is no challenge these mad Russians won’t attempt – they have already conquered the Kremlin, the great Shanghai tower and some of the tallest skyscrapers in Dubai, casually posting jaw-dropping selfies from atop.
Notably, Raskalov and his team work with minimal protective gear and often don’t even use a belay. Cojones. Of. Steel.
Photos of the group's most impressive achievements are published on Raskalov’s LiveJournal page, but fans can also follow their progress on Raskalov’s Instagram.
Here are some of the incredible climbs these guys have done over the last year. Watch out, even looking at the pictures could cause vertigo!