What’s Up Hong Kong? Russian Photographers Climb The China Online Center; Hack Electronic Billboard

Oct 13, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

What’s Up Hong Kong? Russian Photographers Climb The China Online Center; Hack Electronic Billboard

Oct 13, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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Russian photographers and rooftoppers, Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov became internet sensations when they began releasing dizzying video footage of them free climbing to insane heights. Like clear to the top of the Shanghai Tower, for example. Even in their early rooftopping days, the teams fearlessness garnered attention, helping to spread worldwide interest in the death defying trend.


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Now, several years along, the pair, who refer to themselves collectively as On The Roofs, have picked up several big name sponsors and are travelling to more and more venues. In their latest adventure, the daredevils traveled to Hong Kong where they explored the city before scaling the 659-foot China Online Center skyscraper and appear to hack the billboard that sits atop the building to broadcast one of their own videos. See for yourself, below:

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The two were not available for comment, but there is speculation brewing on whether “What’s Up Hong Kong” is actually real. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below and in the meantime, swing by OnTheRoofs website to check out the rest of the videos along with an impressive portfolio of photographs, too.

[ via NY Daily News ]

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5 responses to “What’s Up Hong Kong? Russian Photographers Climb The China Online Center; Hack Electronic Billboard”

  1. udi tirosh Avatar
    udi tirosh

    haha, I vote totally sponsored.

  2. KoRnH0Li0 Avatar
    KoRnH0Li0

    Obviously it’s a GoPro sponsored stunt.

  3. Daniel Avatar
    Daniel

    Vitaly and Vadim selling their souls to the GoPro god

  4. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
    Tiffany Mueller

    I actually think The North Face ponied up the cash for this one. Lots of product placement in there, certainly.

  5. Jim Johnson Avatar
    Jim Johnson

    Okay, they have taken on product placement and advertisement dollars. That means, despite what they try to portray, they are bound to have the building owner’s permission. Brands can’t afford to be associated with something that could lead to criminal charges.

    That is what I find the most offensive about the whole thing. They are doing these silly stunts, but now they are pretending that it is something it is not. Disingenuous.