Well, he took it with Christ the Redeemer, actually. Lee Johnson climbed all the way to the top of Rio's 130ft-high, iconic statue this June, right as the World Cup was getting underway. Most people can't get access to the top of the statue, because, well, it's a tall statue on a mountain without safety enclosures. Lee Johnson: you are officially crazy.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team, and wishes she could overcome her fear of heights to take a selfie eating bananas atop the Empire State Building. Follow her ground-level adventures on Instagram and Twitter @ChloePantazi.