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xkarfase
post Jun 15 2008, 08:58 PM
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I am a student in England making a documentary about climbing the pyramids, specifically Cheops.

I know it has not been allowed for a while now but I am also aware that it is still possible to do. I will be going to Cairo shortly to film, so any information on the following things would be most appreciated:

1) There is supposedly a written book which is periodically updated and kept in some hotel in Cairo with information on this subject, written I believe predominantly by Japanese tourists. Anybody know anything about this?

2) Where should one begin if I wanted to talk to somebody about this subject, such as a guide whom could be paid to take me up there?

3) Any information at all really from anyone who knows anything about climbing the pyramids today.

Thank you very much
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post Jun 16 2008, 01:20 PM
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You want to climb up the outside? I don't know how/when you can do that. It's probably not allowed.

I found a travel blog that involves climbing on the inside:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...37380/tpod.html

There are a few more you might want to check out. I looked at a few, but I didn't see anybody that actually climbed up the outside.
http://www.travelpod.com/cgi-bin/keyword2....=climb%20cheops

Good luck trying to accomplish that...


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post Jun 17 2008, 11:12 AM
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Hey, this guy from Egypt in another thread says it's illegal:
http://www.travelpod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8773


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post Jul 8 2008, 06:17 AM
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Maybe this was possible in the past but to climb the actual outside of the Pyramids is not allowed now. The monument has suffered enough accelerated damage due to environmental factors and tourism. There are even limited visits to go into the Great Pyramid in the effort to preserve it.


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post Mar 3 2009, 09:52 PM
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It is definately illegal. Government officials say that it is for tourist safety and site preservation. The stones that make up the outside of the pyramid are waist to shoulder high making climbing it a very difficult and dangerous climb.


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