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World Champion Unicyclist Max Schulze Shows Off His Skills1m51s

World Champion Unicyclist Max Schulze Shows Off His Skills

A WORLD champion unicyclist performs jumps, flips and tricks - proving that one-wheeled bikes aren't just for clowning around. American Max Schulze, 23, is part of a new generation of athletes who are pushing the limits of the unusual sport. Max joined the Kris Holm Factory Team - an internationally recognised unicycling team - in 2008 and went onto win several national and world championships.

Athletes Cross Highline 100 Metres Above Victoria Falls4m42s

Athletes Cross Highline 100 Metres Above Victoria Falls

FIGHTING fierce wind and spray, two athletes fulfill a long-held dream to become the first people to walk a highline across Victoria Falls. With the force of one of the world’s largest waterfalls behind him, Lukas Irmler and Reinhard Kleindl carefully trod along the thin rope – their mind concentrated on the finish point. The pair were faced with a difficult line rigged 100m high and 91m long and an additional challenge as the spray from the cascading wall of water doused the line with moisture and made it slippery. But both adventurers managed to complete the daring task.

Meet World’s Most Fearless Traveller Who Visits War Zones 3m26s

Meet World’s Most Fearless Traveller Who Visits War Zones

Adventurer Andy McGinlay believes that he is the world’s most fearless traveller. While most of us prefer to take a relaxing beach break, this 34-year-old put himself on a one-man mission to go on vacation in the world's most dangerous countries, visiting war zones. Andy is a teacher, who currently lives in Saudi Arabia, and is addicted to extreme backpacking and has 'holidayed' in brutal regimes including North Korea, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, this British daredevil took a much needed break in Syria but was arrested on suspicion of spying and was interrogated inside the military intelligence HQ. Andy says that he never feels more alive than when he steps off the plane into some far away war zone or despotic country, and feels like he is drinking a dangerous cocktail of adrenaline. The sole sense that he is going somewhere nobody else has the balls to, keeps Andy alive. This man has experienced many unusual events on his journeys. When he was enjoying the sights and sounds of vibrant New Delhi he was kidnapped and transported to Kashmir where he was held for 10 days and forced to smoke opium. Also, this adventurous Scotsman stumbled into the middle of a political uprising in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2010, where he filmed gunfire and explosions, and is lucky to be alive. In Afghanistan, Andy drove past Osama Bin Laden's old house and filmed American Blackhawk helicopters being shot at while he climbed Kabul's beautiful mountains. In 2012, he visited Iraq and wandered across the border into the war zone. Andy has already visited 91 countries and says he has no plans to give up his hazardous hobby and settle down in one place anytime soon. He decided to devote his life on military travelling and will continue this dangerous hobby of his in the future. It is amazing to hear that this fearless Brit is ditching holiday hotspots for trips to some of the world’s most deadly places, but would you dare to follow his footsteps? Videographer / director: Andy McGinlay Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas, Ian Phillips

Explorers Attempt First Unsupported Crossing Of Treacherous Arctic Passage2m23s

Explorers Attempt First Unsupported Crossing Of Treacherous Arctic Passage

A BRITISH exploration team are pitting themselves against polar bears and Arctic whiteouts in their attempt to make the first unsupported crossing of the Northwest Passage - one of the most iconic and fearsome of Arctic routes. Expedition leader Alex Hibbert, 28, is skiing the 1,800-mile journey with fellow adventurers Jamie Anderson, 30, and Benno Rawlinson, 28 - and his pet dog Tala. The Czechoslovakian wolf dog - one of two canines on the journey - will act as a polar bear watchdog. The three-man team set off in January and are not set to arrive until May at the earliest.