Urban Adventurer Makes a Daring and Illegal Climb to the Top of the Great Pyramid in El Giza, Egypt

Andrej Ciesielski, an urban adventurer with a penchant for climbing, daringly (and illegally) scaled to the top of the Pyramid of Cheops – the Great Pyramid of Giza – and captured some amazing photos in the process. Ciesielski wrote about his crazy adventure on his blog.

It is inconceivable that the pyramids were made without any machines. If you are standing in front of the pyramid it’s stunning. Walking around in the complex I was waiting for the right moment to start climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza. When I started climbing a street seller was standing behind me but I didn’t care about him I turned around he laughed and I continued climbing. At the half some people got attention on me and looked up to. That’s how the police spotted me. They shouted something in Arabic I think but I didn’t care and kept going while listening to music. From the very top of the Cheops Pyramid. It took me around 8 minutes to reach the top. Climbing down took me 20 minutes. Safety first!

View with Feet

Pyramid View


Pyramid Stakes

Feet View

photos by Andrej Ciesielski

Thanks Shelby DeNike!

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.