Climbed unprotected 116 meters from the facade of a hotel in Barcelona

George King, known as Daredevil, managed to scale without any security and protection system one of the tallest buildings in Europe.

Briton George King, 21, surprised again when, on Friday, he went up the facade of the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel. A 116-meter climb without any security system.

Whoever passed on the street and realized the feat watched with a breathless breath at each step of this young free climber known as Daredevil. In just 20 minutes he reached the top of the building, considered one of the tallest in Europe, according to the Spanish newspaper “La Vanguardia”.

Spectators also included Catalan police officers Mossos d’Esquadra who, after the climb was over, detained the young Briton for being an illegal activity punishable by a fine.

“When I was up there I felt like I was in another dimension of happiness,” confessed George King to Reuters. “When I met the police on the way down, my head was still up there in the clouds,” he added.

Born in Oxford and currently with a nomadic lifestyle traveling around Europe in a van, he was in custody for about 20 minutes and was later released without being sanctioned, according to his representative to the agency France Presse.

This was not the first time he was noticed in Barcelona: last December, George King climbed the 114-meter-high Torre Agbar.

His name started to be spoken when he climbed the skyscraper The Shard, in London, with 310 meters of height and the tallest building in the United Kingdom. The adventure was worth six months’ detention at a youth center.


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