Free climber jailed for scaling Shard climbs 36-storey London tower in new stunt


Free climber jailed for scaling Shard climbs 36-storey London tower in new stunt

Mr King’s manager said following the ascent: “George said the climb was quite tough but went well. It caused no disruption and it left people in the street smiling.”

Mr King has become well known for daredevil stunts. As well as his hair-raising climbs, he has also been filmed train surfing – holding onto the outside of a moving train, and jumping between carriages or onto platforms.

His scaling of the Shard in 2019 was his first attempt to climb a high-rise building with no ropes. It took him just 45 minutes.

The owners of the Shard imposed an injunction in 2018 prohibiting people from climbing it. This was in order to prevent a protest about the number of empty luxury apartments in the skyscraper. 

Mr King was jailed for six months after being convicted of breaching the injunction.

The former personal trainer has since been the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, The Boy Who Climbed The Shard.

He also hosts his own series on the channel, Adrenaline Addicts, in which he travels the UK to meet other extreme sport enthusiasts.

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