Watching This Couple Climb Europe's Tallest Chimney Will Churn Your Stomach


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What is your hobby? Some people play the piano, others make laser guns, some climb really high things and make videos. Two professional climbers trek to Slovenia and climb Europe's tallest chimney. At 380m high, this video is not for the weak-stomached.  

The video shows Flaviu Cernescu and his partner tackle the rather weak looking, completely vertical, ladder up the side and through the middle of the chimney before reaching the top. If you thought it was going to end there, you’d be wrong. Then the pair really push the limits and film themselves goofing around in what can only be described as harrowing. Cernescu juggles some fruit while walking the rim of the chimney that looks to be about 20 cm wide while his girlfriend wanders around oblivious to the deadly drop on both sides. Rather cutely the pair timed their visit to coincide with a spectacular sunset that they get to take full advantage from at their elevated height.

The video does come with a warning not to try this unless you are a trained professional and checking out the other videos on their channel shows that these two really do have some experience doing scary things. From seemingly impossible balance tricks to simply juggling on a unicycle, they both have a healthy sense of confidence!  

The chimney is part of the Trbovlje Power Station in Trbovlje, Slovenia. The chimney was built in 1976 and operated as part of the power station until its liquidation in 2014.

Via Flaviu Cernescu

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