Krystian Herba is an extreme cycling athlete and this weekend he achieved another incredible feat as part of his worldwide challenges.
The Polish sportsman is known for conquering the worlds tallest buildings by climbing them whilst on his beloved bicycle… and this time he managed to climb the whopping 3,139 stairs in the Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan which is 509 meters high. It took him 2 hours 12 minutes to climb whilst on his bike and in doing so he has shattered one of his very own world records. He bettered the 2,919 stairs he climbed in Melbourne in February last year.
Krystian Herba comes from Rzeszow and his passion is to jump on his bike in the highest skyscrapers in the world. Climbing on his bike in Taiwan was his 10th such achieviement. Previously he has conquered the Rose Rayhaan tower in Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial Center in China and the Eureka Tower in Australia.
By 2010, the Taipei 101 Tower was once awarded the title of the highest building in the world prior to the current tallest which is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
It has also been included as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Engineering’ by the Discovery Channel.
The press in Taiwan went into quite the frenzy over Krystian’s latest stunt, and they huddled in the building to capture an incredible and quite unique achievement which Krystian has mastered over the years.
Krystian’s bike is probably also one of the lightest bikes in the world. It weighs only 6,6 kg and this weight is very important because during the stunt, he is required to manoeuvre his bike almost 2 thousands times.
After the latest achievement Krystian said:
“For sure, it was the hardest sport’ challenge that I have ever faced with. That’s because stairs in Taipei 101 are much higher than those in Poland or Europe. It all comes with high temperature and humidity in the staircase. Nevertheless, the important thing is that I broke Guinness World Record once again.”
Krystian is often accompanied on his record breaking stunts around the world by his wife Natalia, who is also his manager (in both life and professionally!) and they are proud parents to their little daughter, Emily who may be a future extreme cyclist for us to look out for if influenced by her father!
Video + Photography by: Piotr Kleczek
Edited by: Guavo Media