Tallest towers are dangling daredevil’s playground


UKRAINE (CNN) — If this video doesn’t make you uneasy, I don’t know what will.

This Ukrainian daredevil dangles from skyscrapers by his fingertips and does one-handed chin-ups on top of antenna towers.

If you’re scared of heights, don’t look down. Don’t look, period.

The guy hanging on by his fingertips has released a new video of his stunts.

One-handed chin-ups are never easy, but this was a chin way up. From antenna towers to cranes to buildings — mostly in Kiev — the urban climber who calls himself “Mustang Wanted” must want to make our palms sweat.

Dizzy yet? Decked out in his underwear and a helmet cam, I wouldn’t even want to be this guy’s shadow.

He’s 27 years old and always giving warnings he himself obviously ignored: “Please don’t recreate this. Be careful.”

Boxers billowing in the breeze, he remains elusive.

In an interview with Esquire, Mustang Wanted was asked what goes through his mind when he’s dangling up there. He said he doesn’t get scared: “Sometimes I just think about something else — about salad, my cat, about anything.”

Salad?! He’s one cool cucumber.

On his Facebook page, he teases fans: “Can you find me in this pic in less than a minute? Hint: I am wearing black.” Easy; just look for the little back dot perched atop the highest point.

A recent post on Facebook said he was going off to shoot separatist demonstrations for an online TV service that became a big deal during the recent unrest in Ukraine.

So what do you do to prank a daredevil on April Fools’ Day? Someone posted this on his Facebook page: “Mustang Wanted tragically lost his life early this morning. Rest in peace, buddy.”

Mustang reassured fans it was just a joke by a friend who had access to his page, adding “But don’t worry. We all will die!” – adding a smiley face at the end of the statement.

So the next time you’re having trouble dragging yourself out of bed, imagine dragging yourself onto a ledge. And don’t ever complain about how hard it is to take a nice selfie.

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