File photo – Local and foreign tourists inspect the Pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the Great Pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 8, 2015.( REUTERS/ Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
“I can’t describe it in messages It was really unbelievable for me. It was absolutely amazing.” That’s how 18 -year-old Andrej Ciesielski describes his incredible, yet illegal, climb to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza in broad daylight on Jan. 18.
The German tourist, who writes about the experience on his blog, says he first seen Cairo before hiring a taxi to take him to Giza.
Though climbing the oldest and largest of the three pyramids could result in a three-year prison period, or something far worse if he lost his ground, “I contemplated the photos would be worth it, ” Ciesielski says, per the Telegraph.
Armed with a GoPro camera, “I simply started climbing.” He took the first few stairs swiftly “so nobody would follow me and take me down, ” he tells Business Insider.
It wasn’t until he was about halfway up the 455 -foot structure that police lastly spotted him. Ciesielski deterred clambering and arrived at the pinnacle in about eight minutes.
Spectacular images on his blog demo the enclose pyramids and ancient lodgings. The thought “was really, really amazing, ” he tells. Ciesielski took his time with his ancestry for security grounds and was back on the sand in about 20 minutes, he writes.
He was then taken into police custody. “At first, they are willing to take me to the German Embassy, but after a while I was liberated without anything farther happen, ” Ciesielski says.
Officers declined to press charges on the condition that they remove all photographic evidence of his climbing. Unbeknownst to patrol, Ciesielski had software that allowed him to recover the deleted images.
“Some beings were really angry, but I don’t care, ” Ciesielski says of his climbing. “I didn’t destroy anything. I didn’t hurt anyone.”( Giza’s pyramids may house secret channels .)
This article originally appeared on Newser: Teen Illegally Scales Egypt’s Great Pyramid
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