“I can’t describe it in words…It was really unbelievable for me. It was absolutely amazing.“, that’s how 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielski from Munich, Germany describes his incredible climb to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) in broad daylight at the beginning of this year.
But this kind of climb it is very illegal in Egypt. You can get a 3 years jail term but the officers let him go, probably because he was so young (and foolish). In return for not pressing charges, police asked Ciesielski to delete all photography and video he took of his adventure, which he did. But later on he recovered the deleted files using a special recovery software.
The Egyptians did take measures against the teenager and that was to ban him to enter in Egypt for life. An official notice had been sent to the German Embassy in Cairo informing them of the life ban.
It is worth doing something like this and get a ban for life? Probably not, although the pictures are indeed spectacular.
The teenager has a knack of climbing heights, as you can see on his Instagram account (he climbed buildings in Hong Kong, Dubai and Shanghai).
See the whole adventure caught on video by Andrej Ciesielski.