Eiffel Tower, Paris

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  • Look out below!!!!!!!!!
    Look out below!!!!!!!!!
    by spgood301
  • An unusual sports arena
    An unusual sports arena
    by sourbugger
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    What's this guy doing?

    by spgood301 Written Dec 20, 2006

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    Look out below!!!!!!!!!

    Did you know that you can rappel down the Eiffel Tower? Well, this guy was doing it anyway.

    Equipment: Some rope. A bunch of those pulley things. A helmet.

    And, oh yeah, a permit from the authorities would be a good thing too. =)

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    Sport on the Eiffel tower...

    by sourbugger Updated Oct 6, 2005

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    An unusual sports arena

    There has been an amazing range of 'odd' sporting achievements that have been conducted on or from the Eiffel tower. Perhaps you can think of something to add to the following selection :

    Golf : Arnold Palmer drove off the second level in 1977

    Stilt Walking : Sylvain Dornon got up to the first floor on a pair of stilts in 1891

    Running : A bloke called Forestier won the first ever Stair climbing championship. He made the Second floor in three minutes 12 seconds ! - in 1905

    Cycling : Pierre Labric rode down the stairs on a push bike in 1923 - and was promptly arrested

    Bungee Jumping : A J Hackett dived off the second floor in 1987 - and was promptly arrested

    Just plain Mad : A man on a unicycle made it up in 1958 and another hopped up to the first a year later.

    Parachuting : In 1912 Franz Reichfelt tried to jump off the first floor in a "Parachute garment" - he promptly went 'splat'.

    On the other hand two british lovers jumped off the top in 1984 and completed a 45-second flight landing gracefully in the Champ-de-Mars garden

    What could you add to this illustrious list ?

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • Motorcycle
    • Bungy Jumping

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