This Urban Adventurer Takes Pictures That Will Make Your Stomach Drop

For the past six years daredevil Lucinda Grange from Hartlepool has travelled the world scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top.

1. Adventure photographer Lucinda Grange surveys the Manhattan skyline - perched hundreds of feet up on the edge of the Chrysler Building.

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2. Lucinda faces the very real risk of injury and constant threat of detection by security guards, but takes these challenges in her stride.

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Lucinda sits atop the Carpe Diem building at night in the central business district of Paris, France.

3. She said: “Climbing these incredible manmade structures is something most people wouldn’t consider, but I love to test myself and find out what I’m capable of.”

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Times Square from the top of a building taken by Lucinda during a trip to New York City.

4. “I know some people see what I do as reckless but often the pictures look more extreme than was the case. Sometimes climbing a structure can be fairly easy and a lot of fun.”

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Lucinda rappels down the side of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France.

5. “Getting to see places that very few people would even dream of going is a big draw for me.”

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The iconic Battersey Power Station chimney in London, England.

6. “With my stories and images I can share the experience with people who can’t do this themselves, whether because of physical or mental limitations.”

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Notre Dame cathedral at night taken by Lucinda in Paris.

7. “As a photographer my main passion is creating exciting and visually interesting pictures which people can connect to.”

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Lucinda exploring the ruins of the Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters in Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria.

8. As well as scaling buildings and bridges, Lucinda and her friends have delved below cities exploring hidden rivers, abandoned subway stations and labyrinthine sewage systems.

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Tunnels below the street of London. Lucinda and her friend ventured below the capital in search of the underground River Fleet.

9. But for sheer adrenaline-packed adventure, Lucinda’s trip to Egypt last summer to climb the Great Pyramid, sticks in her mind as a once in a lifetime experience.

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Lucinda’s friend Max sat on the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which the pair scaled under cover of darkness - despite armed security guards patrolling the area in Giza, Egypt.

10. Under cover of darkness Lucinda and her friend, Max, sidestepped the site’s tight security to climb the 455ft high wonder of the ancient world.

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Lucinda poses atop the Forth Rail Bridge, after scaling the structure at night in Queensferry, Scotland.

11. She said: “The day we arrived in Cairo during the uprising a 7pm curfew had just been announced, punishable by immediate arrest.”

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The top of the Herccilio Luz Bridge in Florianopolis, Brazil.

12. “We hid on the site for ten hours before making our way to the top of the pyramid and as we were waiting we heard gunfire in the distance.”

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The top of the Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Queensferry, Scotland.

13. “The atmosphere at the summit was relaxed - despite the revolutionary turmoil that surrounded us the place felt a world away.”

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Lucinda stood on the Transporter Bridge in Newport, Wales.

14. And now Lucinda has put her adventures together in a book which she plans to deliver by hand to customers all over the world.

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The top of the Manhattan Bridge, which Lucinda scaled alone at night in New York City.

15. She said: “I’m going to hand-deliver the first edition of the book, which has already sold out, to people all over the world. .

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The top of New York’s iconic Chrysler Building with the Empire State Building visible in the background in New York City.

16. “It will combine my love of travel with a chance to meet people who have connected with my images - and maybe have an adventure or two along the way.”

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A disused subway station in New York City.

For more information about Lucinda visit her website.

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