What's up Hong Kong?

October 16, 2014

We've already showed you one set of crazy Russians climbing some of the tallest buildings in Dubai this week, and we thought that they'd be pretty hard to beat in terms of sheer fearlessness, but now another video has emerged that goes one step further and is even more daring. While many people in Hong Kong are in the midst of pro-democracy protests at the moment, Russian duo Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, also known as 'On the Roofs', had a message of their own to deliver. The pair decided to scale the city's China Online Centre skyscraper, then hack into the building's huge electronic billboard, uploading a video of themselves and the greeting, "What's up Hong Kong?" Crazy Russians hack billboard in Hong Kong They recorded the whole thing and used the footage to make the jaw-dropping video above. There are plenty of points when the camera looks over the edge of the 52-floor building, down the sheer drop to the streets of Hong Kong below, so if you're not a fan of heights, this may not be for you. It turns out that the Hong Kong stunt isn't the first time these daredevils have conquered a massive building and put it on the internet for all to see. They also climbed the Shanghai Tower in China, and produced this even more breathtaking video showing their ascent without so much as a safety harness or any climbing gear in sight. While the pair have come under heavy criticism from some quarters and been branded foolish and irresponsible, they're very clear that under no circumstances would they like to see anyone else try to recreate their stunts. And to be fair, we don't imagine that too many people will be attracted to the idea of scaling enormous buildings with no safety gear, so their advice will probably be heeded. Crazy Russians hack billboard in Hong Kong Crazy Russians hack billboard in Hong Kong Crazy Russians hack billboard in Hong Kong Crazy Russians hack billboard in Hong Kong Details: visit Ontheroofs.com