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Wingsuiter Crashes Through Sign In Midair At 120mph1m59s

Wingsuiter Crashes Through Sign In Midair At 120mph

A fearless daredevil flies through the air like a human missile and smashes through a target which is only two meters wide. Wing-suiter Sebastian Alvarez, 29, heroically jumped from a helicopter above the sprawling metropolis of his hometown, Santiago, Chile, in March this year. And despite travelling at around 124 mph, Alvarez hit the foam target - which was painted with the colors of the Chilean flag - with pinpoint accuracy. Sebastian Alvarez is a wingsuit pilot who has captured the hearts and minds of the people in his home country of Chile and the rest of the world. A high profile jumper, Sebastian has made many BASE jumps and has competed at the Pro BASE World Cup, the Red Bull Aces and the China World Wingsuit League. The former surf competitor traded his surfboard for an Air Force uniform and began training as a helicopter and jet pilot. But still, it wasn’t enough, so Sebastian started skydiving. After making his first jump, he immediately became fascinated by the idea of flying his body without the aid of an engine or metal wings. Recently, Sebastian decided to take his flying to the next level, so he quit the air force and moved to California where he concentrated on skydiving, wingsuit flying and BASE jumping.

Wingsuit Fly-By Past Rio's Iconic Christ The Redeemer Statue1m42s

Wingsuit Fly-By Past Rio's Iconic Christ The Redeemer Statue

Two extreme sports professionals undertake a daring wingsuit fly-by of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Norwegian Espen Fadnes and Frenchman Ludovic Woerth decided to attempt the stunt after drawing up a list of their dream flight destinations. The pair were ferried into position on trikes - the motorised hand gliders used to give tourists an aerial view of the city - before making the leap from around 2000m, with Fadnes flying below the arm of the iconic monument, and Woerth passing above it filming. The wingsuit fliers landed at a Rio roundabout in the early hours, before heading back to their hotel for a celebratory breakfast beer.

Pilots Fly Feet From The Ground At 60mph1m36s

Pilots Fly Feet From The Ground At 60mph

FLYING at 60mph three speedflyers soar dangerously close to a rocky terrain. The trio took on the breathtaking Treble Cone Mountain in New Zealand – but the picturesque scenery comes with with a potentially fatal risk. The jagged and steep terrain led to a speedflyer’s death in 2012 – but the site remains a popular destination for adventurers. Pedro Pimentel and Lisa Carnie took on the challenge with expert Mal Haskins. is an exhilarating air sport where athletes fly in small fabric wing just feet from rough terrain at 60mph.

Clifftop BMX Yoga: Extreme 68-year-old Performs On Bike 300ft Above Ground2m47s

Clifftop BMX Yoga: Extreme 68-year-old Performs On Bike 300ft Above Ground

A 68-YEAR-OLD performs yoga poses on a BMX bike - while suspended over a deadly 300 foot drop. Khiv Raj Gurjar, from Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is the world’s finest exponent of "extreme yoga”. The pension-age daredevil spends an hour each day running through up to 45 individual yoga poses on his bike - while perched on the edge of a vertiginous 300 foot cliff. He said: “When I balance and perform complex yoga postures on a cliff, I don’t feel fear or think that I will fall from this mountain. "I can do anything on this mountain. I don’t panic anymore.” Videographer / Director: Virendra Khanna Producer: Haziq Qadri , Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens, Kyle Waters

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.

Female Parkour Artist Shows Off Incredible Acrobatic Skills2m35s

Female Parkour Artist Shows Off Incredible Acrobatic Skills

A fearless parkour athlete leaps off three-storey buildings, flies over rooftops and jumps through scaffolding in amazing footage. Maria Raptaki, 29, from Athens first started training in the sport when she was 22 at a time there were very few women in the community. The Greek athlete is now one of the most sought-after parkour artists in the world and stars in international commercials.

Drone Captures Slackliner's Incredible Valley Crossing1m00s

Drone Captures Slackliner's Incredible Valley Crossing

The Moab desert forms a breathtaking backdrop to a slack liner's nail-biting valley crossing 400ft in the air. Using a camera attached to a drone, a team from SkySight Aerial Imaging was able to film the daredevil walk in 360 degrees. Thrill-seekers Andy Lewis and Scott Roger scaled towering rock monuments to make the 70ft crossing - and were treated to unparalleled aerial views of the snowcapped Utah landscape. The Biblical name Moab refers to an area of land located on the eastern side of the Jordan River. Some historians believe the city in Utah came to use this name because of William Pierce, the first postmaster, believing that the biblical Moab and this part of Utah were both "the far country". However, others believe the name has Paiute origins, referring to the word moapa, meaning "mosquito". Moab is famous for canyoneering, hiking, river rafting, biking, motorcycling, ATV riding, and 4x4 driving. The Moab area is home to many easy to difficult off-road trails for novice to experienced off-roaders. Every year the Moab Munifest, one of the biggest mountain unicycling events in the world, takes place at Moab. What a stunning view!

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Pro Kayaker Takes On 18 Metre Waterfall In Mexico1m51s

Pro Kayaker Takes On 18 Metre Waterfall In Mexico

A BRAVE kayaker plunges 60ft down a waterfall in a daring stunt. Canadian, Emrick Blanchette, who has been paddling for five years, travelled to Mexico in March this year to tackle the high number of vertical drops in the Tlapacoyan Veracruz region. But the experienced athlete admitted that he was apprehensive when going over Tomata Falls - which is more than 18 metres high. The 23-year-old, who is part of kayaking team 'Quebec Connection', also tackled a number of other big drops during the trip.

Longboarders Race Downhill At Speeds Of Up To 50mph2m02s

Longboarders Race Downhill At Speeds Of Up To 50mph

A TRIO of brave skateboarders race down a snake like road which twists and turns for over one mile.The dramatic footage shows skaters Nikolas Desmarais, Key Doughetry, and Mike Fitter, who are part of team ABEC 11 - preparing for the 2014 Catalina Island Classic.While the event, which started in 1977, is open to the public - the main downhill race is invitation only and has a cash prize of $10,000.All riders are required to wear protective leather clothing and helmets.

Kayaker And Daredevil Take Part In Simultaneous Waterfall Jump58s

Kayaker And Daredevil Take Part In Simultaneous Waterfall Jump

TWO extreme sports professionals take a leap of faith as they plunge headfirst down a 75ft waterfall. White water kayaker Ben Marr and skier Rory Bushfield executed the death-defying stunt at the Mamquam Falls in Squamish, Canada. Bushfield performed a "gainer" - a backwards somersault while still moving forward - from the top of the falls while Marr descended it in his kayak.

Thrill Seekers Ride Unicycles Down Mountains1m52s

Thrill Seekers Ride Unicycles Down Mountains

THESE well-balanced wonders take their life in their hands as they ride down a mountain - on a UNICYCLE. The discipline, known as 'muni' - an abbreviation of 'mountain unicycling' - sees the fearsome riders casually scoot their way along narrow crumbling ledges with little regard for the sheer drops on either side. Every May unicyclists descend on Moab, Utah, for the chance to pit themselves against the region's rocky red terrain. The extreme peddlers can be seen descending near-vertical slopes with nothing more to protect them than their own sense of balance.

Skydiver Lands On Net 400ft Above Ground3m04s

Skydiver Lands On Net 400ft Above Ground

A fearless skydiver lands on to a net which is suspended 400ft above the ground. Shot in Moab desert in Utah, daredevil Andy Lewis, 28, risks his life by jumping from a paraglider onto the unusual landing platform – which held 250 people over a three day period. The “space net” was hand woven over several days and was responsible for 200 basejumps as well slacklining and ziplining. But stunt coordinator Andy, who has been skydiving and basejumping for five years, said it was always his intention to use the canopy as a landing area.

Surfers Test Their Mettle Against 12 Metre Hawaiian Waves1m38s

Surfers Test Their Mettle Against 12 Metre Hawaiian Waves

A COLOSSAL wall of water towering 12 metres high, wipes out a crowd of surfers as they attempt to evade its path in Peahi, Hawaii. Spectacular footage captures the moment the athletes were swallowed by a monster wave – scattering them through the ocean. The thrill-seeking surfers were caught unawares when the massive wave broke later than they anticipated. Giora Koren, 44, filmed the incredible feat of nature at Jaws surfing break in Hawaii - home to some of the world’s biggest swells.

Professional Aerialist Performs Stunts Hanging From Paraglider At 3000 Feet1m11s

Professional Aerialist Performs Stunts Hanging From Paraglider At 3000 Feet

WHEN taking centre stage in the heart of the circus flying through air could seem a daunting task. But for aerial hoop performer Anna Cochrane twirling at the top of the tent just wasn't enough - taking her act to an incredible 3000 feet. The 30-year-old daredevil risked becoming a 'human-pancake' as she took to the skies in Queenstown, New Zealand for the world-first stunt. After undergoing nine months of gruelling training with the help of paraglider Georges Millet, Anna bravely completed the charity stunt in June 2014.

Extreme Wingsuit Stunt: Daredevil Flies Through Buildings57s

Extreme Wingsuit Stunt: Daredevil Flies Through Buildings

DAREDEVIL Sebastian Alvarez takes his life in his hands as he flies between two towerblocks in his hometown of Reñaca, Chile. After exiting from a paraglider 800m above the ground, the professional BASE jumper used his Vampire 4 wingsuit to steer himself into position. After successfully squeezing through the 12 metre gap, Sebastian was able to deploy his parachute and float back down to earth, where he was congratulated by members of his support team.

Skydivers Complete World Record Jump1m45s

Skydivers Complete World Record Jump

57 skydivers set a world record by forming two stunning formations while falling through the air at 180mph. A collaboration of world-class athletes leapt from three planes flying at 16,000 feet to complete the first ever two point, 57-person, vertical formation skydive of its kind in a 45-second free-fall. After jumping from the planes the falling group assembled in a pre-determined formation – linking arms to create a detailed shape in the sky. The team then separated and manoeuvred into a second formation – in an awe-inspiring stunt that has never been achieved before.

Wish You War Here: Holidaying In Warzones3m26s

Wish You War Here: Holidaying In Warzones

INTREPID adventurer Andy McGinlay believes he is the world’s most fearless traveller. While most of us are content with a package vacation or a relaxing beach break, the 34-year-old is on a one-man mission to holiday in the world's most dangerous countries. The teacher, who currently lives in Saudi Arabia, is addicted to extreme backpacking and has 'holidayed' in brutal regimes including North Korea, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, the British daredevil took a much needed break in Syria but was arrested on suspicion of spying and was interrogated inside the military intelligence HQ. Videographer / director: Andy McGinlay Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas, Ian Phillips

Climbers Brave Sub-Zero Temperatures To Scale Massive Icelandic Glaciers1m21s

Climbers Brave Sub-Zero Temperatures To Scale Massive Icelandic Glaciers

DARING climbers inch their way up a cascade of high crystal-blue ice. British climber Tim Emmett, 40, and Dawn Glanc, 38 from Ohio, USA braved sub-zero temperatures on an expedition in Iceland. 3stringsproductionscompany captured this footage of the climbers scaling the ice formations and practicing spectacular ceiling climbs on the Sólheimajökull glacier - a 250-metre thick glacier five miles from the Atlantic Ocean on the Northern Fjords.

Daredevil Surfer Rides Giant Wave In Portugal29s

Daredevil Surfer Rides Giant Wave In Portugal

Daredevil surfer Andrew Cotton rides a monster wave in the Portuguese town of Nazare, at the same spot that he conquered a wave believed to be possibly the biggest of all-time back in October. The incredible feat was captured by freelance filmmaker José Pedro Gomes. The Brit was towed into position by a jet-ski driven by legendary US surfer Garrett McNamara. Cotton managed to hold his position for around 10 seconds, before the wave exploded around him, throwing him from his board. 

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.

Balancing Artist Performs One-Armed Handstand Stunt Over 2,000ft Drop1m52s

Balancing Artist Performs One-Armed Handstand Stunt Over 2,000ft Drop

DAREDEVIL Eskil Ronningsbakken lives life on the edge - by performing a one-arm handstand 2,000ft above a fjord. The extreme artist performed the jaw-dropping gymnastic pose on Preikestolen, a rock above the Lysefjord in Norway. Battling bitter winds and a lethal drop, Eskil managed to hold the one handed pose despite exerting his lower and upper arm to extreme pressure. The Norwegian claims his latest feat is the world's first one-armed handstand at such a height.

Daredevil Crosses 224 Metre Long High Line2m53s

Daredevil Crosses 224 Metre Long High Line

AN ADVENTURER holds his nerve against strong winds to cross a massive 224 metre highline. Julian Mittermaier, 21 from Germany, managed to keep his balance and crossed the line after 40 exhausting minutes. The feat was made even more impressive by the stunning backdrop of the Mauvoisin Dam in Valais Switzerland, which is the eighth highest dam in the world. It measures 250 meters high and 520 metres long and was a spectacular location to complete such a daring stunt.

Slackline Strippers' Unique Trick1m51s

Slackline Strippers' Unique Trick

NOT content with backflips or somersaults, this experienced slackliner STRIPS in mid-air. While balancing on the rope the talented adventurer rips off his shirt and pulls down his trousers to reveal his chiselled abs – and underwear. Jaan Roose, 22, from Estonia, has been a slackliner for four years - shooting videos around the world. The sport requires intense concentration to remain balanced on an unstable line that is anchored between two points.

World Record Highline Crossing: Daredevil's 375m Highline2m14s

World Record Highline Crossing: Daredevil's 375m Highline

A DAREDEVIL has smashed the world record for longest distance walked on a highline - tiptoeing a massive 375m. The drawn-out line, which was anchored between two limestone boulders at 100m above the ground, beat the previous record by 70 metres. Alexander Schulz, 23, from Germany, spent three days trying to cross the line - falling scores of times - while battling ferocious wind and rain. Alex and his co-workers from One Inch Dreams, a slacklining company, set up the line in Yangshuo, China, where towering rocks covered in jungle foliage inspired the filmmakers of science-fiction epic Avatar.

Paraglider Performs Extreme Stunts Over Alaskan Mountains1m39s

Paraglider Performs Extreme Stunts Over Alaskan Mountains

An acrobatic paraglider twists and turns like an aircraft out of control against the stunning backdrop of Alaska's untamed wilderness. However German Marvin Ogger is in fact one of the sport's most skilled technicians using a combination of acro paragliding and freestyle flying. Filmed in 2012, this amazing footage shows the 26-year-old dropping out of a helicopter to explore Alaska's mesmerising scenery from above. In 2013, Ogger beat the sport's biggest names and was crowned World Cup Freestyle champion.