Hungarian Stuntman Skiing Down an Escalator in Budapest

A stuntman known only as ‘Szenty’ made his way down a set of escalators in Budapest in his own style – on skis.

Young Hungarian stuntman, nicknamed "Szenty," skies down one of the escalators of a subway system in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, May 9, 2010. Photo: Reuters

He's not the first to attempt a spot of down-escalator skiing, of course. Photo: Reuters

A young Hungarian stuntman, who goes by the name Szenty, skis down the escalator in a Budapest underground metro station on Sunday, the Metro (UK) reports.

He’s not the first to attempt a spot of down-escalator skiing. Earlier Hungarian stuntman pulling off the same stunt at Angel station on the London Underground, which features the longest escalator in Europe, became a fairly popular YouTube hit a few years back.

The Hungarian capital’s subway system was first built between 1893 and 1896 and is the second oldest in the world after London’s. It was elevated to UNESCO World Heritage status in 2002.

Metro said: “It’s not entirely clear if the trend for escalator skiing is a result of some climate change thing, with melting snows driving skiers from their natural habitat, or part of a militant wing of the ‘stand on the right, walk on the left’ school of escalator etiquette.” [via Metro (UK)]

Earlier Hungarian stuntman pulling off the same stunt at Angel station on the London Underground, which features the longest escalator in Europe. Photo: Reuters

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