Awesome Extreme

Climbing Lunag Ri

Climbing Lunag Ri

In 11/2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker attempted to climb the unconquered summit of Lunag Ri, a 22,660ft. peak on the border of Tibet and Nepal. They had only one day of clear weather to climb the peak and then go back down to their camp. More here.

NRK: Life on the Line

NRK: Life on the Line

Med livet som innsats (Life on the Line) is a Mythbusters-style Norwegian show where physicist Andreas Wahl entrusts his life to the laws of physics. So far he’s done a freefall, passed through fire and shot himself. May he make it past the first season.

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22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube

22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube

YouTuber corenpuzzle made what he believes is the world’s largest order Rubik’s Cube. He designed and then 3D printed its 2,691 parts over 8 months. After a couple of failed attempts, he finally put the whole thing together in working order. Get the 3D files here.

People Are Awesome: Fitness Edition

People Are Awesome: Fitness Edition

Here’s one for the folks who resolved to be more fit this year. People Are Awesome’s motivational compilation features feats of strength, endurance, and most of all reps. Another one. And another one. And another one. Hinges.

Wingboarding

Wingboarding

Aaron Wypyszynski hopes to create a new extreme pastime. Inspired by TaleSpin‘s Kit Cloudkicker, wingboarding is like wakeboarding except in the sky. Aaron is currently testing his idea on a 40% scale dummy and board. More on CNN.

The Head Turner

The Head Turner

YouTuber Sergio Tapia shares this video of a real-life Regan MacNeil. This kid doesn’t need an exorcism, but his extreme flexibility lets him turn his head almost 180º degrees. The only thing we can say is…

Stress Testing a Jumbo Jet

Stress Testing a Jumbo Jet

If you’ve ever wondered just how much stress an airplane can handle in turbulence, you’ll feel a whole lot better after you watch this test footage from Airbus as they push the wings and fuselage of their A350 XWB jet to the extreme. The water ingestion tests are amazing too.

Skypediving

Skypediving

(PG-13: Language) Hostelworld shares this Skype conversation between a joker named Roger and his parents, whose minds were blown when their son suddenly jumped out of a plane and continued their chat while skydiving.

People Are Awesome 2015

People Are Awesome 2015

A flexible weightlifter, a strong mime and acrobats of all ages, shapes and sizes feature in this year’s People Are Awesome compilation. Now we want to see a compilation of unglamorous but essential jobs. Check out the sources in the video’s description.

Double Space Net BASE Line

Double Space Net BASE Line

(PG-13: Language) MrSlackline jumps from the Thug Mansion, a huge webbed structure that he built with nearly 100 other people. They used 21,000ft. of cords to make two large nets, both suspended from a height of 400ft. and connected by an 80ft. double slackline.

Across the Sky

Across the Sky

On 11/15/15, Théo Sanson walked 1640ft (500m) across a slackline strung precariously between Castle Valley, Utah’s Rectory and Castleton Tower. Camp 4 Collective recorded the death-defying feat. How do you even set that up?

The Gimli Glider

The Gimli Glider

On 7/23/83, Air Canada Flight 143 ran out of fuel in mid-air. The pilots decided to make an emergency landing on an inactive Air Force base in Gimli, Manitoba, but they didn’t know that the runway had been converted to a go-kart race track. Don’t worry, it ends well.

Salomon Freeski TV: Eclipse

Salomon Freeski TV: Eclipse

(PG-13: Language) Salomon Freeski TV, six pro skiers, and photographer Reuben Krabbe traveled to an archipelago near the Arctic to take on an extreme first world problem: do a skiing photoshoot during a solar eclipse. The climax is at 26:19. Behind the scenes here.

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Climbing the Eiffel Tower

Climbing the Eiffel Tower

James Kingston and a fellow free climber snuck up to the top platform of the Eiffel Tower. They ended up staying around 9 hours on the iconic structure, partly because they were spotted by security. They were eventually arrested but were let go without charges.

Jetman Dubai x Emirates Airlines

Jetman Dubai x Emirates Airlines

Daredevils Yves Rossy and Vincent Reffet want to remind us that while we may not have hoverboards, we do have jetpacks. Watch as the two Jetmen fly in formation with an Emirates Airlines’ Airbus A380 over Dubai. Go behind the scenes of the impressive stunt here.

Urban Wingsuiting

Urban Wingsuiting

While most of the wingsuit videos we’ve seen take place in the mountains, check out this awe-inspiring footage of daredevils Brandon Mikesell and Ben Verde as they fly dangerously close to hi-rise buildings along the coast of Panama City, Panama.

Skyrunning: Fast & Light

Skyrunning: Fast & Light

The latest episode of Salomon Running’s web series is an awe-inspiring introduction to Skyrunning – a sport that combines mountaineering and marathon. The video features interviews with leading skyrunners, including founder Marino Giacometti.

Amazing Wingsuit Cameraman

Amazing Wingsuit Cameraman

Extreme athlete Graham Dickinson shared his recent wingsuit flight from France’s Le Brévent mountain not to show off, but to point out the skill of his buddy Dario Zanon, who shot this video and kept up with Graham the whole way.

2015 Red Bull Hardline Trail

2015 Red Bull Hardline Trail

The Red Bull Hardline is a treacherous downhill mountain bike run in the hills of Wales. This year’s course is so hard that designer Dan Atherton and several other pros got injured while attempting it. Here’s Dan’s brother Gee on a practice run. Contest results here.

History of Red Bull Rampage

History of Red Bull Rampage

Biking phenom and sole two-time Red Bull Rampage winner Kyle Strait went back to the old contest grounds to talk about the highlights and evolution of the competition that has helped redefine mountain biking.

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Isaac Caldiero: Ninja Warrior

Isaac Caldiero: Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior‘s 7th season finale was extraordinary in that not one but two people finally overcame all of Mt. Midoriyama’s stages. Geoff Britten did it first, but Isaac Caldiero finished the Stage 4 playoff faster to win the $1M grand prize. Mirror here.

Drew Bezanson’s Uncontainable

Drew Bezanson’s Uncontainable

Red Bull BMX rider Drew Bezanson teamed up with professional ramp builders to make a couple of crazy ramps using shipping containers – one of the familiar sights in Drew’s hometown of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Laso Schaller Cliff Jump POV

Laso Schaller Cliff Jump POV

Canyoning expert Laso Schaller set a world record for a cliff jump when he leapt off a ~194ft. high cliff in Switzerland. His target landing area was aerated for safety, but he actually missed that spot. Thankfully he came out okay.

World Record Free Solo Slackline

World Record Free Solo Slackline

Spencer Seabrooke set a new record for slacklining without any leash (or any balancing or safety equipment for that matter). He walked across a ~210ft. gap from ~950ft. high. Zachary Moxley recorded the feat with his drone.

World’s Tallest Ice Cream Cone

World’s Tallest Ice Cream Cone

The hero we need and deserve is this 10.1ft. ice cream cone. Made by Hennig-Olsen, the colossal snack weighs almost a ton, with a 242lb. waffle cone, 1080L of ice cream and 60L of chocolate. It was airlifted by a chopper to feed 10,800 people.

Seven Falls Zipline

Seven Falls Zipline

The Seven Falls Zipline in Lake Sebu, Cotabato, Philippines offers breathtaking views of the surrounding forest… if you can keep your eyes open. It has 2400 ft. long and 1500 ft. long routes, both at nearly 600 ft. high.

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