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VIDEO: Daredevils climb 1,150 ft crane to take selfie
Posted on 29/11/2015

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Two free climbers scaled an enormous crane standing tall above Istanbul in order to take a selfie with the impressive view. Luckily for us they videoed it at the same time!

Two Turkish free climbers Pavel Smirnov and Ozcan Ipar reached terrifying new heights in Istanbul, Turkey when they snapped a selfie on top of a 1,150ft bridge. They climbed all the way up a crane to gain access to the soon to be completed bridge in Istanbul. The two fearless men made it up onto the crane without any help from specialized equipment or even support ropes. The crane was positioned directly above the bridge and this was the only way that they were able to gain as high access as possible.

All for the selfie!

All for the selfie!
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The view from the crane is truly breathtaking, there is the city straight in front and the clouds surround them in the distance. Smirnov, one of the climbers said 'the fact I climbed so high makes me feel free. I did it and I am so proud.' Ipar, the other free climber, said 'You feel different to everyone. You push the limit.'

VIDEO: Two free climbers scaling a giant crane

The men were not stopped by security at any moment and at the time it was not suggested that they would face any legal consequences. However, a police inquiry has now begun after the video was seen online. Extra security has now been put in place in order to stop anyone climbing the 320m bridge or the crane. The pair have also been officially identified by the country's highway authority. The General Directorate of Highways, who was in charge of the private company that provides security for the site, said he is unsure how the men got onto the bridge. He added 'those responsible for the security breach in a place monitored by security cameras and personnel will be punished'. The new bridge will join the two sides of the Bosphorous, a strait that divides Europe and Asia.

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