Report: Shard climber to 'free climb' last 18 metres

The six women who are scaling The Shard building in London are just 18 metres from the top, according to Greenpeace press officer Ben Stewart.

One climber has been nominated to "free climb" the final ascent, meaning she will use no aids such as ropes.


The #iceclimb women are 18m from the top. they've chosen Wiola, 23, from Poland to make an attempt on the summit. She's going for it. Now.


Wiola is the youngest #iceclimb woman. She's free-climbing the final 18m, a third of a kilometre in the sky, right now. Yes, free-climbing.


Shard protesters released on bail

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled western Europe's tallest building, The Shard in London, have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass last night. They were demonstrating over drilling in the Arctic.