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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:16
Video: Daredevils break in, climb to top of Amsterdam Arena
A video was posted on YouTube showing a group of daredevils climbing the Amsterdam Arena. The video is 2 minutes long and shows the men clambering up the stadium without ropes or ties. "We always wanted to climb such a large and colossal building", one of them said to local broadcaster AT5. "It was not the easiest of buildings. SOme bits were really scary, we had to cross a narrow beam and had nothing to hold on to." It took them two months to make it to the top. "We did a lot of scouting and made it halfway several times. It was a very powerful moment when we reached the top." The group emphasizes that they are professional free-runners and this is not something to try without a lot of experience. "We've climbed just about every building in Amsterdam, including several cranes on the Zuidas, the Zuiderkerk and the former Shell Tower."