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Man takes the ultimate selfie atop Brazil's 'Christ The Redeemer' statue

Man Takes The Ultimate Selfie Atop Brazil's 'Christ The Redeemer' Statue


A British man just took selfies to a whole new level, Fox News explains.

31-year-old Lee Thompson snapped a pretty remarkable selfie from the top of Brazil's famous statue - "Christ the Redeemer."



Thompson is the co-founder of British travel company The Flash Pack. So, it makes sense he'd be up for a travel challenge. But first, he had to persuade the Brazilian tourism board to allow the climb.

Then came the difficult 25-minute journey inside the tower. He had to navigate dangerously narrow steps at the peak of the statue.

Check out his trip to the top here:
Video Selfie Taken Inside Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro

Thompson told The Telegraph, "When I popped my head out of the top it took my breath away. The view really was incredible. It is the most fun selfie I've taken and one of my favourite photos."

According to Metro, Thompson says, "Everyone says it is crazy and it makes them feel sick just looking at it."

The selfie certainly isn't for the faint of heart, but is it the most dangerous ever?

It's tough to say. There are certainly some other selfie candidates out there - News Limited rounded up some of the most harrowing, from being eaten by camels to hanging from bridges to swimming with sharks.

But Thompson's greatest competition might be from a pair of daredevils who climbed an estimated 2,100 feet to the top of the construction of Shanghai Tower earlier this year.

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