This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro’s Famous Christ Statue… To Take These Selfies.

Briton Lee Thompson has managed a feat which will make many green with envy. Mr. Thompson — a co-founder of the group travel firm www.theflashpack.co.uk — climbed to the very top of the famous 124-foot Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and took a series of selfies from up there.

Now, people are not usually allowed to get up there, but apparently Mr. Thompson managed to convince the Brazilian tourist board to allow him to do so. He was quick to gloat over his success:

I think it must be the first selfie from the top of Christ The Redeemer.

Well, here is what it looked like.

1. The ultimate selfie? Travel company boss Lee Thompson was allowed to climb the 130ft-high Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, taking a selfie as he reached the top.

This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro's Famous Christ Statue... To Take These Selfies.

2. It took the 31-year-old almost half an hour to reach the summit of 124-foot statue, climbing narrow steps where a single misplaced move would have resulted in serious injury, or worse.

This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro's Famous Christ Statue... To Take These Selfies.

3. Very few people are able to climb the landmark in Rio de Janeiro, but Mr. Thompson was able to convince the Brazilian tourist board to let him scale the monument.

This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro's Famous Christ Statue... To Take These Selfies.

4. The Christ The Redeemer statue is one of Brazil’s most famous landmarks, and will no doubt be visited by hundreds of football fans as they flock to the country for this month’s World Cup.

This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro's Famous Christ Statue... To Take These Selfies.

5. The iconic Christ The Redeemer.

This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro's Famous Christ Statue... To Take These Selfies.

6. Looking down at the city.

This Guy Climbed Atop Rio De Janeiro's Famous Christ Statue... To Take These Selfies.

Via The Daily Mail.

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