Don't Look Down
James Kingston never plays it safe, but still pulls out all the stops. The 23-year-old Brit climbs cranes, bridges and skyscrapers—unbelayed and without batting an eye. In his view, rules are made to be broken. Different standards apply to someone who dangles off a crane at a height of 50 metres, holding on with only his left hand because he needs his right hand for the obligatory selfie. “Most people wet their pants when they look down,” he says, “but why shouldn’t I look down after taking the trouble of climbing up.” Mustang Wanted from Ukraine, himself one of the very first “roofers”, is one of the few who shares James’s passion and even challenges him. But is there anything at all that can impress somebody who lives according to the motto “fear is a choice”?