Life Video

By Ben Walley


A CLIMBER has given thrill seekers a bird eye view of what it is like to scale a 140 metre mast.

The daredevil – who goes by the name of FreeSolo – uses a point of view shot to film as he makes his way up the post.

Pic by FreeSolo/Caters News

The footage was taken in Karlskrona in southern Sweden and shows the stunning views of the surrounding area. 

FreeSolo, 42, said: “I started climbing when I was 13-years-old.

“My first climb when it comes to buildings was a 125 metre high mast in my hometown.

Pic by FreeSolo/Caters News

“As a child, I dreamed of climbing the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest and my interest has only grown stronger over the years.

“What I love most with climbing is the feeling of calm and inner harmony that spreads in the body.

“When it comes to fear, it’s very rare that I will be affected within the climb.

“When you get scared something went wrong and then it’s just the fear that saves your life. But if I encounter two big spiders, I’m definitely very scared. 

“This mast is one I have climbed a few times and I love it because of the views and freedom when at the top.”