By Neo Bye
A 19-year-old risk-taker climbed high into the skyline of London for unparalleled views and thrills.
Personal trainer and thrill-seeker George King, 19, decided that the best way to view the impressive skyline of London, was to take to the skies.
Climbing a tall building in Islington in the early hours of May 23, George managed to scale the full structure in just 20 minutes.
Looking out on a sleepy London proved worthy of all the effort for George, who isn’t phased by the dizzying heights.
He instead sees his daredevil antics as a positive way to help raise awareness of Mental Health issues.
George said: “When you are climbing or doing stunts there has to be absolute zero fear, just pure focus.
“Any elements of fear will impact your physical responses. Such as shaking, sweaty palms and hyperventilation, so you have to dictate your psyche in order to physically respond accordingly. You have to remain calm in order to survive.
“After I do such big climbs I feel peace in myself, not just imminently but for weeks after,” he continued.
“The best way to describe it is a prolonged self clarity. It’s not an adrenaline rush, if I wanted that I would go to a theme park.”
But George’s daring pastime has received mixed reactions.
George said: “Some people are inspired, others tend to critique and stereotype me as crazy. I’ve heard it all.”
“Although my mum does not encourage what I do, she is proud that I’m trying to raise awareness for important mental health issues as a result of some of my big climbs.”
To see more of George climbing, go to his instagram channel; https://www.instagram.com/powers.of.passion/