Most times, hiking involves walking on some kind of solid ground. But this awe-inspiring via ferrata path in Interlaken, Switzerland has adventurers walking along skinny metal rails hammered into the side of a cliff. There’s a cable system you tie into for safety, but it still looks like a walk for daredevils only. Video by enjoytavie.
Freestyle skier Markus Eder takes us on a journey through powdery, icy, and downright daring downhill runs through various Alpine terrain. Watch Eder conquer steep slopes, slick surfaces, and ice caves while pulling awe-inspiring tricks. This epic ski film was captured by Innsbruck’s Legs of Steel over the course of two years.
Dara Tah lives for extreme experiences. He’s also claustrophobic. Dara and his pals faced their fears and snaked their way through the Ogof Y Daren Cilau, an insanely tight cave in Wales. On their 10-hour journey, they squeezed through a series of progressively smaller openings, culminating in the bone-crushing Vise.
Many of the extreme sports videos out there are filled with edits, music, and post-production sweetening. If you prefer yours raw and uncut, you’ll love this smooth and serene clip from Dom.e featuring a first-person wingsuit flight from more than 13,000 feet up along the Hornli Ridge at Switzerland’s Matterhorn.
The Splatch Transformer is an electric scooter that can handle all kinds of terrain. It has a high-torque rear-wheel motor, dual suspension, fat tires, and dual-wave disc brakes that resist overheating. Its top speed is 24 mph, and it climbs inclines up to 28%. Its design allows for standing, seated, or crouched riding positions.
In 2019, mountain bike rider Kilian Bron won the Mountain of Hell run, and shared POV footage of the insane enduro race. Bron took home the title yet again in 2021, and posted a fresh video of this year’s run. On his way down the grueling 15.5 mile downhill course, he achieved speeds as high as 62 mph.
Make It Extreme has built some pretty rad vehicles, but their Endobike prototype looks sketchier than most, seating its rider in a low position between its large front wheel and two smaller back wheels. It has no steering wheel, and instead steers by leaning. One commenter called it the “Faceplant Machine.”
Enduro racer Mani Lettenbichler takes us behind the scenes of the Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble, also known as the hardest dirt bike race in the world. The race takes place in a steep, rocky, rutted, and unforgiving mine in Austria. Sadly, the 2021 event was canceled due to the pandemic, but the race will return in 2022.
Check out this insane video of kitesurfer Reno Romeu as he takes to the air along the coast of Arubinha, Brazil, and manages to fly up, over, and stick the landing on the other side of the peninsula. We’re just glad he didn’t land on the vacationers on the beach below his board.
The acrobatic daredevils from DD Squad have in their possession a contraption called a Russian Swing. In this case, they used the swing to launch themselves through the air and across a road. Along the way, they jump over a moving car, a bus, and a fire truck.
If you think jumping down a flight of 16 stairs on a skateboard sounds like madness, you’d be right. But that didn’t stop this guy who goes by the name “Slim” from attempting the feat over and over again. We’re amazed he didn’t break any bones pulling this stunt for Thrasher Magazine.
Make It Extreme likes to build all kinds of crazy machines and vehicles, and their latest is pretty awesome. Imagine a motorized wheelchair that drives like a tank, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you’re about to see. For more detail, check out the tank tread and transmission build videos.
From host Bear Grylls and Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor, this competition show tests participants’ physical, mental, and emotional fortitude. The trailer sends us to Fiji, as 66 teams descend on the island nation for a punishing 11-day expedition from the ocean through the rainforests. Premieres 8.14.20 on Amazon Prime Video.
This short film from motorcycle culture and lifestyle magazine META uses audio and composition to evoke images of astronauts being launched into space, but instead of orbiting Earth in a rocketship, athletes Austin Hackett-Klaube and Harrison Ory take to the skies on their dirt bikes against a harsh desert backdrop.
A team of expert climbers from The North Face traveled into the wilds of Japan to experience Sawanobori – an extreme activity that involves climbing up the slippery walls around waterfalls. As they scaled progressively taller falls, it’s clear that these conditions would challenge even the most skilled climbers.
If you’re looking for some of the world’s most extraordinary and extreme mountain bike trails, look no further than this video from Red Bull. Along the way, MTB riders Rob Warner, Matt Jones, Ollie Wilkins, and Finn Lies will take you on a trip through six spectacular locations, from Africa to New Zealand to Colombia.
Off-road vehicle makers Sherp show off their largest variant yet. The Ark is capable of conquering the most extreme terrain. It can overcome obstacles up to 5 feet tall, cross 6 foot gaps, climb a 40º grade, and drive through ice, water, bushes, and swamps, all while transporting up to 22 passengers and crew.
Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.
Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.
Check out this incredible point of view video captured by rider Kilian Bron, who managed to beat out more than 700 other bike riders on an unmarked 15.5 mile, 7800+ vertical foot downhill run in the 2019 Mountain of Hell competition in the French Alps. There was also quite the crash at the start of the race. (Thanks Matl!)
“All of the danger, and none of the glory.” HBO shares this segment from Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel about cameramen who cover extreme athletes. Whether its wingsuiting, surfing, skiing, or mountain climbing, these cameramen flirt with both death and seeing someone else die.
Loft: The Jetman Story is a documentary that features Jetman flying wing inventor Yves Rossy and his proteges Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen. The film sees them flying over the fjords of Norway and telling the story of their journey towards autonomous human flight.
Skier Candide Thovex is incredible on the powdery slopes, but in this collaboration with Audi, he shows off just how little snow matters to him, as he tears down rocky cliffs, dirt trails, over grass, rocks, lava stone, and just about any place he can point his tips downhill.