James Kingston Climbs The World’s Tallest Residential Building

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Urban explorer and friend of UNILAD, James Kingston, isn’t shy of climbing a tall building or two – but he’s just taken things to new heights. Literally.

The mad man recently returned to Dubai – which seems to be his stomping ground at the moment – and decided to have a go at climbing Marina 101, the 1,394-foot, 101 floor skyscraper currently under construction in the Dubai Marina.

“This is by far the tallest structure I’ve climbed so far. I later found out that it’s the tallest residential building in the world,” he wrote on his YouTube after uploading the fresh, terrifying footage.

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The climb took him the best part of an hour and a half, before an hour’s worth of stairs nearly killed him… “It was the warmest/driest building I’ve ever come across and I only had a small bottle of water with me.”

He finally made it to the crane, and after a surprisingly friendly exchange with the operator, started to make his way up it. The resulting footage is nothing short of incredible. Warning: your palms may sweat profusely…