Offbeat Video

By Charles Creasey


A daredevil duo has revealed stomach-churning footage of the incredible moment they scaled the record breaking Glasgow Tower – with no safety equipment.

Adam Marr, 24, and his pal Ally Law, 20, managed to scale the Science Centre Tower on Glasgow’s waterfront by waiting until it had closed and clambering up the outside.

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At 417 feet tall (127m), the Glasgow tower is the tallest structure in the world capable of rotating 360 degrees, and dominates the skyline at Clyde Waterfront with its unique shape.

However vertigo-inducing footage shows the lads clawing their way up the outside of the tower with no safety equipment before dangling their legs over the edge and enjoying the panoramic view of the city.

Police quickly arrived on scene and the video shows the pair brazenly informing the coppers that they have just climbed the tower after being caught covered in oil.

Adam, from Manchester, said: “I wasn’t scared at all. When I got to the top it was just a case of ‘mission complete’.

“If you can climb a 10 foot ladder then you can definitely climb a 100 foot ladder – that’s how you get past the fear.

“You have to take it a bit at a time. I knew exactly what I was doing.

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“We were supposed to be there to plan some other projects, but we ended up climbing the Glasgow Tower.

“We had to wait for it to close and it was still open when we got there so we had to wait around. Then we just climbed it from the outside.

“Someone messaged us about it, someone messaged Ally that it would be a good idea to climb the tower because I don’t think anybody has done it before.

“So we just went to do it. We wanted to be the first people to do it.”

Adam said the police were waiting for them when they both arrived at the bottom.

Adam said: “We knew no one would be at the top to be honest.

“We were a little bit scared that we might get caught but then it became quiet and there weren’t many people around.

“We had bags on with cameras on them but we were one hundred per cent sure we wouldn’t fall. Though we did have to stop half way through for a rest.

“When we got to the top and inside the viewing deck at the top, we needed to lift a trap door to get to the very top.

“When we looked over the top we just got an amazing sense of satisfaction. We couldn’t see security or anything.

“When we got down to the bottom we met the police and they just took some details from us – background checks and stuff.

“The whole thing was just fun. Beforehand we were in Newcastle and everything wasn’t going according to plan so Glasgow made everything a bit better.

“We just got an amazing sense of satisfaction and the whole thing was just brilliant fun.

“I don’t know if anyone has done it before but it would be great if we were the first people in the world to have done it.”

A Glasgow police spokesperson said: “Police attended to reports of two men climbing the tower at The Glasgow Sience Centre.

“Both men have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident.”