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“The journey was long and difficult” American tower climber claimed to reach the peak of Merdeka 118

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Last month, the Russian daredevil couple Ivan Beerkus and Angela Nikolau claimed to have conquered the peak of the world’s second tallest building — Merdeka 118. Following their success, it has attracted more thrill seekers to come forward for a challenge.

On 30 December, American army veteran, Isaac ‘Drift’ Wright aka Driftershoots, posted a video on his YouTube channel, showcasing his and his friend’s journey to the peak of Merdeka 118.

“A while ago I and three other exploring friends made our way to Kuala Lumpur to climb and photograph Merdeka 118, The second tallest building in the world at 679 Meters tall. The journey was long and difficult and full of challenges.”

“A number of attempts had already ended in prison time for certain individuals so we knew we were up against heavy odds. The trip ended successfully and its a gift to be ending the year showing the footage. This video is an artistic expression of freedom done in and for love, I do not encourage anybody to recreate the actions shown in this video,” the description reads.

According to Isaac, this was their first trip to Kuala Lumpur. Apart from exploring the city, they came with an aim to climb the world’s second tallest building.

Throughout the video, Isaac and his friends can be seen donning construction vests and helmets in an attempt to blend in while sneaking into the building.

They were also seen cutting open the barriers at a stairway while making their way up the peak.

At the end of the video, all 4 of them managed to climb to the very top of Merdeka 118.

Watch the video here:

Investigated for trespassing

Earlier, PDRM announced that an investigation has been open against the Russian couple who claimed to have climbed to the top of Merdeka 118 tower.

According to news reports, the daredevil pair are under investigation for trespassing.

Meanwhile, the skyscraper’s developer, PNB Merdeka Ventures, said Merdeka 118 is still a live construction site and safety remains its priority. 

“An investigation is currently underway. As a private property, any trespassers will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” it said. 

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