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Video: ISCA team climbed 90-metre church tower (400 steps!) on No Elevators Day

By Rachel Payne and Maria Malyshkina, ISCA

On 26 April 2023, the ISCA team climbed one of the most impressive staircases in Copenhagen: Our Saviour's Church (Vor Frelsers Kirke). Why? To film a new video to celebrate and promote No Elevators Day, using a drone to capture the most impressive shots of our orange stair-climbing "line dance" to the top.

Enjoy our 2-minute recap of the event, which was organised by our European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteer Manal Najah, and supported by Vor Frelsers Kirke, TECH DRONE MEDIA (drone video footage) and the Copenhagen Metro - all of whom provided their services for free when they learned about our initiative. 

How's this for some cold, hard, stair-climbing facts?

"The dimensions of the spire are considerable. It is 90 metres from the ground to Christ's banner and there are 400 steps to be climbed, of which, the last 150 wind around the outside of the spire. The globe at the top can contain 12 grown men and is 2.5 metres in diameter, the Christ figure is three metres tall." 

You can watch the video below and here, with additional footage and editing by ISCA's Visual Specialist Kristine Onarheim.

Check out more No Elevators Day action, including a behind-the-scenes reel by ISCA Youth Officer Julia Lisewska at NowWeMOVE Instagram and TECH DRONE MEDIA on YouTube.

Read more: Why I shot drone footage for No Elevators Day for FREE!

Posted on 08/05/2023 by Rachel Payne and Maria Malyshkina, ISCA


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