Climbing the Eiffel Tower | James Kingston: POV Adventures |

Climbing the Eiffel Tower | James Kingston: POV Adventures |

The Eiffel Tower has been one of my goals for quite a while. Plan A for the Tower was to buy tickets to the second platform & climb out of one of the stairways. This immediately failed as it was just too busy. We didn’t really have a plan B so we decided to commit to climbing right up the side from the ground & see what happens. We started the climb at 1AM narrowly avoiding the patrolling security (which seemed more like the French army as they were in full camo & had massive guns) & wormed our way through what seemed like endless CCTV cameras. Once we reached about 20 meters up the side of the tower it appeared we’d made it through what would normally be the riskiest part of any climb. As far as I could tell, the tower was ours for the night. After slowly making our way up through the framework of the Tower, we finally reached the top platform which was fully lit up. This is where we should have probably stopped but my curiosity got the better of me. I unlocked the door, slowly crept in and was immediately hit with the sound of a walkie talkie going absolutely mental in French. It was clear we’d been spotted so we legged it down a few stories & found a couple of holes inside the framework that we had no choice but to hide in. Hours went by with security going up & down with torches & they even turned on all of the towers lights during their search. The lights finally went off and the tower was ours again so we began the wait for sunrise. After a few more hours playing around on the tower workers & tourists started coming up in the lifts. We were spotted again around 9AM so we climbed down & met with security. We were handcuffed & taken to the local police station where we were held & questioned for around 6 hours before being released without charges (I also had to promise them I wouldn’t climb it again for 3 years). I can now officially tick the Eiffel Tower off my list 🙂

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20 Responses

  1. james baister says:

    Quick get away from the lift

  2. Go Up says:

    Well, i put the Eiffel Tower back on my list.

  3. LiLlouder says:

    Is this suppose to be impressive??? Because its not!!!

  4. Marc Zoeteweij says:

    you made it on tv in my country (Netherlands) nice work! :D

  5. Ari Rabia says:

    james upload again tomorrow and more

  6. Noisa GRP says:

    wow, I feel dizzy looking at the height you’re at….

  7. zsupersaiyan says:

    You’re my hero!

  8. NeonVisual says:

    crazy mad bastards!

  9. davidloock says:

    How did you get that drone footage? I wanna see more from that fly through!

  10. Richard Reetkever says:

    balls of steel.

  11. dharkbizkit says:

    darwin award sooner or later. just a matter of time and/or bad luck

  12. Wayne Dear says:

    Can you post the one when you fall? That would be awesome. Idiot.

  13. AhJotahTube says:

    Having been to the tower and appreciating the insane views looking down in
    person, this video really had my heart going. Very cool stuff, but please
    employ some kind of safety harness or something! I’m sure it’s part of the
    risk/fun, but OMG…..

  14. macedopark says:

    That was insane! good job doing it!

  15. alan30189 says:

    You should have mooned everybody in the elevator! LOL

  16. Ian Kovalcik says:

    This is by far the coolest fucking shit i have ever seen i am showing all
    my friends, like wtf how did u do all this

  17. New Ca says:

    He knows that there’re stairs and elevators right?

  18. Flavio Gomes says:

    so i assume u just ride the elevator down? lol jk

  19. Moustachers says:


  20. Marylin Moorebid says:

    Every step he takes makes me cringe.. Eek!!!