England UK (1000hrs) 11/07/13 Breaking News: ‘ICECLIMB’ – Greenpeace Scale the ‘Shard’ (in London), Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper; To Stop Shell From Drilling in the Arctic. Watch the Climb Live Here.


we made it

Absolutely Brilliant Freeclimbing !

Congratulations Girls.

Arrived at the top of the Shard at 1915hrs GMT

– around 15 hours after setting off from ground level.

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If you’re reading this email it means I’m clinging to the side of the Shard – attempting something that’s never been done before: scaling Europe’s tallest skyscraper.

If we make it to the top, we plan to install a giant piece of art in direct view of Shell’s three London headquarters down around me. We can see them, so I know they can see us.

WATCH LIVE and send your message of support to show the whole world that we don’t want Arctic drilling.

I’ve been climbing for years, but this is the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on.

Am I scared? Hell yeah. But I know that fear is only what you make of it. For me this is a personal act of bravery, and I hope that beyond all else it can encourage anyone hesitating over taking action – no matter what scale – to take that step today.

There are only six of us up here, but there are millions of us in every corner of the world who want the Arctic protected.

The most effective action we can do now is to make everyone else care for the Arctic as we do, and to do that we need to make it news. This is not a niche subject. This affects every single person on our shared planet.

Everyone should know that we’ve lost 80% of the Arctic sea ice in the last 30 years, and that should make people want to protect it. Not to drill for more oil that caused the melting in the first place.

Follow our progress on LIVE TV and please share this page with everyone you know on Facebook, Twitter and over email. Let’s make this as big as we can.

Shell doesn’t want us talking about their dangerous Arctic oil drilling plans. Together we can shout about them from the rooftops 😉

Wish us luck,

Victo (and Sandra, Sabine, Liesbeth, Wiola and Ali) x

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The ‘Shard’ Skyscraper in the Distance, London; behind Tower Bridge

Photo: BBC

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