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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.