Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

According to newspaper articles and travel guides the first to scale the peak was a British nanny, Henrietta Carstairs, in 1817.

Drone footage around the great city (3:39)

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro
Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro, with the Christ statue in the center. (CC BY-SA 3.0 ©2011
Rafael Rabello de Barros)


Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer statue. (CC BY 2.0 ©2014 Arian Zwegers)


Since 1817, when a British nanny first scaled to the top of Sugar Loaf, there have been many others but now most people take the cable car. It was built in 1912 and then rebuilt in 1972 and 2008. (CC BY-SA 3.0 ©2012 Halley Pacheco de Oliveira)


Rio de Janeiro at night.
Rio de Janeiro at night. Breathtaking. (CC BY-SA 4.0 ©2013 Rafael Defavari)