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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.

Female Parkour Artist Shows Off Incredible Acrobatic Skills2m35s

Female Parkour Artist Shows Off Incredible Acrobatic Skills

Parkour was invented in France by Raymond Belle and further developed by his son David and his friends, the street styled Yamakasi in the late 1980s. This sports discipline was popularized in the 90’s and 00’s through many movies, documentaries and commercials including the Yamakasi. Take a look at this young lady mastering the parkour skills. A fearless parkour athlete leaps off three-story buildings, flies over rooftops and jumps through scaffolding in amazing footage. Maria Raptaki, 29, is an actress and a filmmaker from Athens. She first started training in the sport when she was 22, at a time there were very few women in the parkour community. The Greek athlete is now one of the most sought-after parkour artists in the world and stars in international commercials. Maria has auditioned for principal roles in many famed American and English movies such as “The Avengers: Infinity War” , “Mamma Mia”, “Assassin’s Creed” and the “Arrow” television series. She is currently being considered to portray a major superhero role in Mindhadow Entertainment’s “We Are: Justice Nation”, a Canadian feature film series to be announced soon. She has also performed in many commercials or famous companies such as Ford, Cadbury and Vodafone. Not many people knew if women were good in Parkour because there weren’t any women with the equal level and years of preparation as the men. Other sports and athletic disciplines gave examples of how high or far women could jump, how they could climb and overcome fear, and how they combined movements together in dance and gymnastics. There is something very original in how this outdoor body-centric discipline merged them all and only time would tell how other women would respond.

This Old Man Performs Clifftop BMX Yoga 300ft Above Ground2m47s

This Old Man Performs Clifftop BMX Yoga 300ft Above Ground

Doing yoga is pretty safe and healthy practice to have kept in shape. Both beginners and professionals, people who choose yoga seem to be open-minded, free and happy in life. But some yoga practitioners people take this lifestyle to a completely different level. Just as this 68-year-old man who performs a cliff-top yoga on a BMX bike. Take a look at this amazing video of this brave old man’s feat. Although such a hobby doesn’t seem to guarantee this man would see his grandkids for the weekend, you can see that he enjoys doing it at a supreme level. It is so dangerous and majestic at the same time. People from the neighborhood gather to take pictures and witness his incredible yoga skills. The 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 promoter of "extreme yoga". The pension-age daredevil spends an hour each day running through up to 45 individuals yoga poses on his bike - while perched on the edge of a vertiginous 300-foot cliff. The art of mastering his skill on a bike it is not easy, but with a lot of practice he managed to take it to perfection. Despite his age, he shows no signs of slowing down and he also encourages others to be the best version of themselves. “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." He said.

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.

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.

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!

Learn All About Paramotor Sky Racing, The Newest Aerial Adrenaline Sport1m54s

Learn All About Paramotor Sky Racing, The Newest Aerial Adrenaline Sport

A PARAMOTOR pilot performs a thrilling fly-by of Dubai's stunning skyline. Ten of the best para-motor pilots from around the world, including the USA, UK, France, Spain, Russia and the Czech Republic, descended on the emirate for the Parabatix Sky Racers Dubai. The centerpiece of the event, hosted by Sky-dive Dubai, saw the daredevils reach speeds of 80km/h as they raced around giant inflatable pillars and other obstacles while looking to shave milliseconds off their time. However, spectators were also treated to a number of other aerial disciplines, including parachute swooping and wing-suit precision flying. Pascal C. Jones, the Founder&Director of Parabatix Sky Racers and paramotor pilot, explains what paramotor sky racing is all about: “People have always dreamed about flying. Ever since I was a kid I can remember thinking what it would be like to fly like a bird. It really is an out of the world experience that everybody should taste. With Parabatix, one can take an existing discipline and make it spectacular. Our idea was to bring aviation basically in front of the eyes of the public. When they start a star race they need to pass through the star gate and they have to fly through an aerial race course around the inflatable pylons. As they fly through the pylons they basically have to pick up some objects and drop them in drop zones. This tests their precision and skill." After six intense days of urban sky racing, desert training sessions & scoreboard battling, Alex Mateos and Paco Guerra finished first and second with only a second between their times followed swiftly by Thomas Migneaux in 3rd.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

World Record Tightrope Crossing: 250m Waterline Crossing Over Austrian Lake1m36s

World Record Tightrope Crossing: 250m Waterline Crossing Over Austrian Lake

A DAREDEVIL climber has smashed a 'waterlining' world record - tiptoeing an incredible 250m along a slack line above a beautiful mirrored lake. Extreme sports champion Mich Kemeter, 25, walked the length of almost THREE football pitches to complete the energy-sapping challenge. It took the Austrian almost 20 attempts - and several falls - over 20 days to break his own record at the Green Lake in Tragoess, Austria.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Daredevil Eskil Ronningsbakken lives life on the edge - by performing a one-arm handstand 2,000 feet 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. Eskil Rønningsbakken was born on 24 June, in from Vallset in Stange, Norway. He is a world-renowned balancing artist specialized in acts performed at the tops of lethal drops, like cliffs and canyons. He is known for walking on a tightrope strung midair between two hot air balloons, or performing a handstand on a pile of chairs which are balancing on a rock fixed in a rift between two 3,500 feet tall ridges. He is a devout yoga practitioner, he meditates and has developed breathing techniques in order to stay focused. His every act is extensively and meticulously prepared. Ronningsbakken has a circus background. Although he officially joined the troupe when he was 12, he started practicing in different forms since he was 5. The youngest of three siblings, he spent his childhood the Norwegian countryside where he climbed trees and played on rooftops. The turning point in his life was a TV show of a balancing Indian yogi. It is then when he decided to devote himself to the art. His stunts were guided by Peter Jakob, a renowned trainer from the Moscow State Circus. He draws his inspiration from Nairobi slums where he teaches the youth acrobatics.

Daredevils Seek Thrills Riding Unicycles Down Mountains 1m52s

Daredevils Seek Thrills Riding 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. Mountain Unicycling is a very challenging but on the other hand also a rewarding sport. It combines the finesse and precision needed to balance driving on one wheel only with the power and endurance needed to ride over rough terrain. MUni teaches balance, speedy reaction time and lots of concentration. Physically, MUni is an incredibly challenging sport. Unicycles are direct drive, so it is impossible to coast. That means you must always keep pedaling, uphill and downhill, which makes for a very good workout. You will certainly get in top fitness shape after just a few days of MUni’ing. MUni is especially appealing if you live far from the trails. A unicycle fits in any car boot, unlike most bicycles which need expensive and annoying racks. You can take a unicycle almost anywhere you go. Most of all, MUni’ing is fun! It is a good chance to spend some time outdoors in nature and have a great time doing it.

Daredevil Slackliner Crosses 200ft Deep Reservoir Drain49s

Daredevil Slackliner Crosses 200ft Deep Reservoir Drain

HOVERING over an abyss, this daredevil proves the most extreme slacklining spots are not always up a mountain. And with a drop of more than 200ft, this reservoir drain more than delivers the necessary fear factor. Extreme sportsman Flaviu Cernescu crossed the pitch-black hole eight times in one day. He even took took his unicycle out for a spin around the rim of the drain which is located at the edge of Lake Iovanu in Romania.

Jet Ski VS Paramotor: Extreme World Champion Race1m25s

Jet Ski VS Paramotor: Extreme World Champion Race

A quiet day at the beach turns into a high-octane sports show when two French World Champions compete in an epic aerial and water race. Paramotor pilot Pascal Vallée, 40, and jet-skier Valentin Dardillat, 22, hurtled round the tropical island of La Guadeloupe at 40 miles an hour showcasing their skills in a friendly competition.

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.

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.

Winter Streets Taken Up By Urban Skiing 2m18s

Winter Streets Taken Up By Urban Skiing

City centers are surely not the first places that pop into your mind when somebody mentions skiing. However, for urban skiers Cam Riley and Clayton Villa, high city buildings, street lamp posts and sidewalk railings are more of a challenge than an obstacle. In fact, those exact places are sought for because they offer the ideal playground for performing their unbelievable stunts and tricks. Cam and Clayton are famous for flying over lampposts, sliding down rails and leaping off buildings as they are sweeping through a city. The high-risk winter sport they are practicing is a mixture of extreme skiing, skateboarding and parkour – and involves breathtaking jumps and tricks in an urban setting. Cam Riley and Clayton Vila are two of the top urban skiers in the world, specializing in risky stunts on the snow. Both athletes have been pushing the limits of extreme skiing by transforming car parks, alleyways and flyovers into urban-ski-playgrounds. They can be seen performing on a regular basis on the streets of Boulder, Boston, Chicago, Duluth and Maine in the US and have recently released a documentary movie about their feats featuring the adventurer Bear Grylls as presenter. In order to provide space for their sport, these relentless winter parkour artists have been transforming parking lots, flyovers and alleyways and flyovers into playgrounds for urban skiing, pushing the limit of this sport with every consecutive feat. And they are not the only ones. Urban skiing is definitely on the rise, seeing more and more urban daredevils who provoke the police by skidding down rails, waiting for public venues to close and emerging only under the cover of darkness only to get an adrenaline dose out of this sport.

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.