A daredevil free climber who was beforehand jailed for scaling the Shard has scaled a 36-storey constructing with out ropes in east London.
George King, from Oxford, was sentenced to 24 weeks in jail in 2019 for scaling the London Bridge high-rise – Europe’s tallest constructing with out ropes.
In the present day the 21-year-old was pictured ascending the high-rise Stratosphere Tower constructing in Stratford, east London, this morning.
The climb, which started at dawn round 5:30am, and took him simply half-hour, marks Mr King’s tenth skyscraper climb and his second within the UK.
He could be seen climbing up the constructing with out ropes, passing the home windows of residential flats with curtains closed as he made his method to the highest.
As soon as on the pinnacle of the high-rise, he walked alongside the sting of the constructing sporting shorts and a T-shirt and along with his arms outstretched.
It isn’t recognized if Mr King will face any prices for the damaging stunt. The Metropolitan Police mentioned they’d no document of the incident.
George King, from Oxford, was pictured this morning scaling a 36-storey constructing with out ropes in Stratford, east London
The 21-year-old climbed the high-rise Stratosphere Tower constructing – a residential tower block within the east of the capital
He could be seen climbing up the constructing with out ropes, passing the home windows of residential flats with curtains closed as he made his method to the highest
He didn’t use a harness or any ropes to get to the highest and was photographed by one girl out of her flat window
Mr King was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts for the daredevil problem on Tuesday morning
In July 2019, Mr King took simply 45 minutes to scale the capital’s tallest constructing with out the help of a harness, rope or suction pads – his first try on a excessive rise constructing.
His daredevil stunt prompted police to hurry to the scene and resulted in a safety overview by the constructing’s Qatari homeowners.
An injunction which stopped individuals from scaling the 1,017ft-tall Shard had been put in place in 2018, in line with The Instances.
The order was meant to stop a protest concerning the variety of empty luxurious flats, however remained in place when Mr King took on the problem.
He was sentenced to 24 weeks a younger offenders establishment after a Excessive Courtroom choose mentioned his breach of the order was ‘deliberate and figuring out’.
In July 2019, Mr King took simply 45 minutes to scale the Shard – Europe’s tallest constructing – with out the help of a harness, rope or suction pads
The Shard was his first try to climb a excessive rise constructing. Now his Instagram account is crammed with many different related stunts
The Stratosphere constructing is the most recent problem for the younger climber, who’s from Oxford
Mr King beforehand instructed MailOnline he skilled a ‘Godlike feeling’ on the high of the Shard saying: ‘It’s a very exceptional expertise’
He added: ‘Euphoria is an understatement’ when speaking about his most well-known harmful ascent
When he reached the highest of the constructing he walked alongside the sting along with his arms outstretched and a smile on his face
His lawyer beforehand mentioned in court docket that Mr King doesn’t full his challenges is ‘for fame or notoriety, no matter is perhaps thought by some’
The lawyer added that he as a substitute had ‘laudable goals’ to ‘encourage others’ by means of his numerous challenges
Mr King’s social media is full of images of him climbing up different high-rise buildings and finishing up different harmful stunts, together with practice browsing
His lawyer mentioned in court docket that Mr King doesn’t full his challenges is ‘for fame or notoriety, no matter is perhaps thought by some’, however that he as a substitute had ‘laudable goals’ to ‘encourage others’.
Mr King beforehand instructed MailOnline he skilled a ‘Godlike feeling’ on the high of the Shard saying: ‘It’s a very exceptional expertise. Euphoria is an understatement.’
He mentioned he took on the Shard problem as a result of it was a ‘dream’ sparked when he was simply 13 on a faculty journey to London.
A policeman met Mr King on the high of The Shard, the place he shook his hand as a substitute of arresting him.
He was not charged for trespass because it was seen as a civil offence moderately than a legal one however was jailed for contempt of court docket after breaching a Excessive Courtroom injunction on the constructing.
Mr King’s social media is full of images of him climbing up different high-rise buildings and finishing up different harmful stunts, together with practice browsing.
George King revealed he had scoped out the Shard constructing for months earlier than making his climb in 2019 – which he was later arrested for
The previous private coach was the primary individual to freeclimb the tallest climbing partitions in each the UK and Europe.
In June this yr, Mr King climbed the CopenHill climbing wall in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 282-foot wall was created by architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group and George determined to climb it – the world’s tallest climbing wall – with no ropes or security gear to focus on Denmark’s ‘excellent eco innovation’.
After going up The Shard in London, George gained fame from a Channel 4 documentary that adopted his journey, explored his motives and his household’s response to the acute climb.
Piers Morgan dubbed him as The Nice British Daredevil when he featured on Good Morning Britain in January 2020 after he was launched from jail.
After serving half of his six-month sentence he launched a documentary with Channel 4 in 2020 referred to as ‘The Boy Who Climbed The Shard’.
Again in 2018 George turned the primary on the planet to freeclimb the previous world’s tallest climbing wall, Excalibur in Groningen, Netherlands.
He was additionally the primary to do the identical on the UK’s tallest climbing wall, ROKT in Bridghouse, West Yorkshire, which at 36m is taller than each the Tower of London and the Angel of the North.