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Adrenaline junkies climb 558ft crane in east London

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This is the moment a pair of daredevils were filmed on a drone climbing a large tower crane on an east London construction site to watch the sunrise. 

The pair, who have not been identified, ascended the 558ft crane without a safety harness.

The incident is believed to have taken place in November at a Stratford construction site.  

This is the moment a pair of daredevils climbed to the top of a tower crane on a construction site adjacent to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London

The pair climbed up the massive crane in the early hours of the morning lasts November so they could witness the sun rising across the east of the city

The pair climbed up the massive crane in the early hours of the morning lasts November so they could witness the sun rising across the east of the city

The pair were filmed on a drone which was flown above the crane by a third person who was not filmed on camera

The pair were filmed on a drone which was flown above the crane by a third person who was not filmed on camera

One of the thrillseekers can be seen standing just inches from the crane edge while scrolling on his phone, as the other looks ahead at the stunning pink and yellow skyline.

They then perch themselves on the edge of the crane – beyond the red anti-collision light – to sit and film the sun rising over the capital. 

The construction site appears to be near the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and just outside the restricted airspace surrounding London City Airport. 

One of the anonymous climbers said: ‘It was definitely worth it. The sunrise was by far one of my best with all the different colours.’

A drone shows a mix of yellow and pink sky before zooming towards the two men, who then wave and point to the camera.

The two dare devils were able to look across to Canary Wharf, centre left, or the City of London and beyond

The two dare devils were able to look across to Canary Wharf, centre left, or the City of London and beyond

The pair clambered across the crane's red anti-collision light to get to the end of the boom

The pair clambered across the crane’s red anti-collision light to get to the end of the boom

One of the climbers said getting access to the construction site and climbing the crane was 'not a problem'

One of the climbers said getting access to the construction site and climbing the crane was ‘not a problem’ 

The pair used the crane's boom like a ladder while they clambered up to the end of the structure

The pair used the crane’s boom like a ladder while they clambered up to the end of the structure

The pair remained on the crane – believed to be the highest point in Stratford – for half an hour before climbing down.

The anonymous climber added: ‘Getting in was not an issue.

‘It was a very nice and calm climb with just amazing views and colours.

‘The climb down was easy too and we got out of the site with no problems.’

However, drone users are normally required to keep their aircraft below 400ft unless they receive prior permission from air traffic control. 

There are also restrictions about flying in built up areas depending on the weight of the drone and the licences held by the pilot. 

Pilots also require the permission of the landowner if flying over private property.  

The video, which was filmed in November last year, was uploaded to Instagram with many social media users in awe of the view.

One impressed user commented: ‘So sick.’

A second Instagram user wrote: ‘Wowwww. Madness.’

A third joked to the pair: ‘You guys don’t really like the ground huh.’

Others were left nearly speechless, leaving a single word as commentary.

One fan wrote: ‘Epic’, while another added: ‘Beautiful.’

The pair run along the thin inclining roof on the Stratford One building in east London

The pair run along the thin inclining roof on the Stratford One building in east London 

The two adrenaline junkies reach the top of the 274ft skyscraper and look down at the road below

The two adrenaline junkies reach the top of the 274ft skyscraper and look down at the road below

Also in November, the same pair of  adrenaline junkies ran up a 274ft skyscraper overlooking West Ham stadium. 

Chilling drone footage shows the pair racing each another up the Stratford One building’s slanted roof in east London without the use of ropes or safety equipment.

The pair, who wished to remain anonymous, run along the inclining roof before reaching the top of the skyscraper and looking down to the road below.

The duo, who planned the dangerous project over two days, said they decided on the Stratford One building, which is used as student accommodation, after admiring its unique architecture as they scouted the area last month.

During the clip, filmed on on November 15, the pair run along a narrow section of the inclining roof before jumping over a metal bar and turning around a corner to reach the final stretch.

As the pair dash to the top of the building – which was shortlisted as one of the UK’s ugliest buildings in 2014 – dramatic views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can be seen in the background. 

The duo then place their feet at the edge of the building and look out towards the city skyline.

One of the climbers said: ‘The side of the building where we ran up was slippery but once we got to the final stretch it was fine, nothing too shady.’ 

The pair wear hoodies as they race up to the top of the skyscraper on  November 15

The pair wear hoodies as they race up to the top of the skyscraper on  November 15

As the pair begin to reach the top of the building dramatic views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can be seen in the background

As the pair begin to reach the top of the building dramatic views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can be seen in the background

The two urban explorers had scouted the area for a new challenge last month and laid their eyes on the Stratford One building

The two urban explorers had scouted the area for a new challenge last month and laid their eyes on the Stratford One building

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