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PHOTOS: Two friends climbed the world's scariest landmarks and put it all on Instagram


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TWO 20-SOMETHINGS from Russia and Ukraine, who go by the pseudonyms Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, have built a huge Instagram following, exceeding 100,000 now, by scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings and snapping breathtaking photos from the top of them.

Some of the landmarks they climbed include the Shanghai Tower in China, the Eiffel Tower, and a pyramid in Cairo.

They’re now professional photographers and even had their own photo exhibition recently.

Check out these terrifying Instagram photos of the two daredevils, taken from thousands of feet above ground.

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Vitaliy Raskalov, 22, and Vadim Makhorov, 25, scale tall buildings and bridges around the world, snapping photos from the top of them.

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They climb buildings without safety ropes or harnesses. What they do may not be legal in most parts of the world, so they use pseudonyms to avoid getting caught.

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They first met in St. Petersburg, at the top of the Obukhovskiy bridge, which is roughly 390 feet tall. Vitaliy’s from Ukraine and Vadim’s from Russia.

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One of the tallest buildings they climbed is the 2,132-foot-high Shanghai Tower in China. Their video climbing it went viral immediately, which even landed them a corporate sponsor.

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Next, they climbed the 110-story Ping An Finance Centre in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

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Here’s a shot of their escapades on the Eiffel Tower

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This photo was taken at the top of Japan’s Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge.

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They recently travelled to Hong Kong, and braved the heights of some seriously frightening skyscrapers.

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They’ve also taken their adventures to New York City. “To travel to the United States of America was like a dream for us,” they wrote on their blog.

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Not many people get to see this view of Times Square.

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And here’s a shot they took from the top of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Follow them on Instagram at Makharov, or visit their website, for heart-in-mouth moments like these, captured in Hong Kong:

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