Daredevil scales The Shard in heart-stopping video, toying with death on Europe’s tallest skyscraper

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YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

IF you have a fear of heights, look away now — this vision of a death-defying thrillseeker scaling the top of Europe’s tallest building makes for uneasy viewing.

On Sunday, YouTube blogger CassOnline uploaded a clip of himself toying with terror on The Shard skyscraper in London.

In it, the self-described ‘rooftopper’ can be seen plotting his terrifying stunt on the observation deck of the glass marvel, waiting some two hours until just before it closed at 9pm.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

The Shard building in London is the tallest in the United Kingdom. Picture: iStock.

The Shard building in London is the tallest in the United Kingdom. Picture: iStock.Source:Supplied

“It’s 20 minutes before it closes, I’ve found my point of entry, got my GoPro in the bag, I’m ready to do this — let’s go,” he says in the vision.

He then jumps up onto a pole, leaps across to a platform and rushes up restricted access stairs to the upper parts of the structure until he finally reaches the apex.

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YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:Supplied

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

For several minutes he wanders around on a narrow metal ledge, dangling his feet over the edge and standing precariously on one leg.

The daredevil leans over the edge and marvels at the sunset view of the British capital from the city’s tallest building.

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It comes just months after he filmed a similarly stupid stunt, scaling London’s iconic Tower Bridge in January.

He was detained by police and questioned, but released without charge.

“Not only does this have a huge impact on other people who use the property, anyone doing so risks serious harm to themselves,” police said in a statement at the time.

Scotland Yard told The Standard it wasn’t aware of CassOnline’s latest climb.

Standing at 310 metres, The Shard is a 95-storey building in the neighbourhood of Southwark and was completed in 2012.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.

YouTube user CassOnline videos himself climbing to the apex of 310-metre building The Shard in London.Source:YouTube

Standing at 310 metres, The Shard is a 95-storey building in the neighbourhood of Southwark. Picture: Supplied

Standing at 310 metres, The Shard is a 95-storey building in the neighbourhood of Southwark. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

It is the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the tallest in western Europe. It houses commercial premises, a hotel, restaurants and an observatory on levels 68 to 72.

Its iconic spire stands some eight storeys tall.


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