Strange Planet: Scaling The O2

21 May

You might remember Bond, James Bond, rolling down this roof in 1999's The World Is Not Enough. (Photograph courtesy Up at The O2)

“I’ve never climbed a building before (who has, really?), but here I was, clipped into a flight suit and tethered to a steel guide rail, with the Thames growing smaller with each step. Ascending the O2 – the fabric-topped London arena once known as the Millennium Dome — felt like scaling a trampoline.

The reward for the 200-meter (656-foot) climb was a 360-degree view of Olympic Park and the city’s East End. To the left, Big Ben was a distant speck; to the right, giant barriers that protect against floods stood in the river like mechanical seashells. The clouds scuttled along at eye-level, but the rain held off until the moment our feet touched the ground.”

Strange Planet: Scaling The O2


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