Tourist captures spectacular views from scaling the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt

Tourist captures spectacular views from scaling the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt

German tourist Andrej Ciesielski captures spectacular views from the top of a pyramid he illegally scales in Egypt

Tourist, Andrej Ciesielski travelled to Cairo, Egypt1 with one main intention – to climb2 a pyramid. He had aimed to climb the Cheops Pyramid which is one of three giant tombs at Giza. It is illegal to climb the pyramids3, however, Andrej was determind to make the climb.

Tourist Captures Spectacular Views From Scaling The Cheops Pyramid In Egypt Climbing the pyramid

On January 18, he made the climb in broad daylight, with a time of eight4 minutes. Security noticed that he climbed to the top and police were waiting to arrest him on return. Andrej, 18, from Munich, said: It took me about eight minutes to get to the top of the pyramid and I listened to music on the way up.

Tourist Captures Spectacular Views From Scaling The Cheops Pyramid In EgyptPhoto from the top of the pyramid

After a few minutes climbing, I started to attract a bit of attention and some of the security shouted to me to come down in Arabic.

I had asked the locals what they thought of my attempt and they warned me that it was illegal to climb the pyramids5, although I thought it would be fine, what with Egypt s6 dependence on tourists.

I was told, though that I did risk prison, although on balance I thought the photos would be worth it.

Tourist Captures Spectacular Views From Scaling The Cheops Pyramid In Egypt Andrej half way up pyramid

It was absolutely surreal standing on top of one of the wonders of the world and something that I will never forget.

I wanted to experience Egyptian7 culture and I definitely managed that.

When I got back down, the police were quick to take me to the station and question me.

They also had a look at my camera to see what I had been up to.

At first, they wanted to take me to the German embassy, but after a while I was released without anything further happening.”

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