- A Russian photographer scaled Egypt's Great Pyramid on a recent visit
- Climbing the Pyramids has been forbidden for decades
- The resulting photos provide a rarely seen perspective
Do not try this on your next vacation.
Egyptian authorities cracked down on climbing the Pyramids at Giza in the 1980s, but that didn't stop adventurer Vitaliy Raskalov and his friends from dodging local guards this year to take a few very hard-to-get shots from atop the Great Pyramid.
The Russian photographer said his motivation was simple: "We saw the old photographs of the Pyramids and decided to climb on it."
But there's no denying that the photos from his latest illicit romp are spectacular.