There Are People Climbing Up The Shard Right Now

Six Greenpeace protesters are climbing up The Shard to protest against Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic.

1. Six women are currently climbing up The Shard to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.

Greenpeace UK


BREAKING: Look up London. We’re attempting to scale the Shard, Europe’s tallest skyscraper. More soon on #iceclimb

2. They started by climbing on top of London Bridge station.

HANDOUT / Reuters

3. And are now using a ladder-like structure to make their way up the tallest building in western Europe.


4. Greenpeace claims that all six protesters are experienced climbers.

Greenpeace UK


Meet the climbers Sabine, Sandra, Victo, Ali, Wiola & Liesbeth. Wish them luck. They’re awesome. #iceclimb

5. The protest has fascinated London’s commuters.



London bridge commuters seem hypnotised by #iceclimb

6. Thom Yorke is one of thousands of people on Twitter using #iceclimb to show their support.

#iceclimb.. protestersclimbing 'the Shard' London to piss off Shell. Nice!

— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke)

Thom Yorke


#iceclimb.. protestersclimbing ‘the Shard’ London to piss off Shell. Nice!

7. Here are a few more pictures of their progress so far…

Sang Tan / AP

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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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