Watch this unbelievable video of daredevils climbing up the Space Needle

spaceneedle1When the ridiculous images of daredevils climbing up Seattle’s tallest landmarks started popping up last week, the doubters came out in full force. With photo-editing tools like Photoshop around, combined with the nearly impossible feat of climbing up structures like the Space Needle and Century Link Field, it certainly made you wonder about the authenticity.

But it looks like the climbers were listening, and now we have some motion picture proof. Check out the video above posted by “ScrawledinBlack” — if you have a fear of heights, it may spook you just by watching the clip.

So who’s behind these stunts? KPLU just published a fascinating profile on one of the climbers, Joseph Carnevale. The daredevil said he’s climbed lots of other structures around the country like the Golden Gate Bridge and high cranes in Chicago. It also appears that these are the same people behind the Great Wheel climb last June.

The climbing group uses the name “Shuttersubversive” on RedditFlickr and 500px. They recently posted a few more of their images in Reddit, some of which you can see below.

One Reddit user asked how they did the Space Needle climb.

“We literally walked up and started climbing,” Shuttersubversive wrote. “Took the stairs most of the way. Nobody who worked for the place knew we were there.”

So, what do you think? Are these guys legit?

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  • Sir Michael Rocks

    Like a window washer said “It’s simple. You fall, you die. So just trust your equipment”

  • http://www.staticinvasion.tumblr.com/ StaticInvasion

    This rules!!