November 9, 2015 2:07 PM EST

James Kingston is a YouTuber known for filming himself completing daring stunts. He has previously posted videos he captured while scaling other tall structures — without any visible safety restraints — such as the the Dnopro Towers in Ukraine and a crane in Southhampton, U.K. But his recent foray up the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, may be his most stomach-turning feat yet.

In the caption of the video, Kingston explains that he originally planned to buy tickets to get access to the second platform before climbing the rest of the way up, but the tower was way too busy that day. He then decided to sneak around security and climb straight up from the ground at night. Although he wasn’t able to avoid being spotted, the daring climber did manage to make it to the top and capture some amazing footage.

Watch the full clip above.

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