Daring 18-yr old German tourist defies authorities and climbs Great Pyramid of Giza to take a picture
A daring German tourist in Egypt defied all the odds including Egyptian police and climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza to take the perfect shot.
According to The Independent, 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielskifrom Munich travelled to Egypt with the intention of climbing the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza and capturing it all on camera.
The teen who shared the experience on a blog said,
“Walking around in the complex I was waiting for the right moment to start climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza. When I started climbing a street seller was standing behind me but I didn’t care about him I turned around he laughed and I continued climbing.”
He went on to narrate how he got all the way to the top while listening to music in spite of the fact that the police spotted him and “shouted something in Arabic”.
It took him just eight minutes to reach the top of the 146m-tall pyramid and a further 20 minutes to reach the bottom.
Describing the moment he said,
“In the background you can see Giza. Before my trip I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to go to Cairo but I was happy that I went there. Together against terror. At the last day there was a terror attack near the pyramids. A few people have been killed. That made me even thoughtfully.”
Reports say Ciesielski was taken to a police station and questioned, before he was allowed to leave freely with pictures and video intact.