U.S Daredevil Nik Wallenda Grand Canyon Tightrope Walk Will Give You The Head Spins!

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This amazing footage is of U.S. daredevil Nik Wallenda, 34, completing an astonishing quarter of a mile walk across the Grand Canyon, without a safety harness!! Watching Wallenda make his way across the 2-inch thick cable, 1,500 above the Little Colorado River Gorge really will give you the head spins and certainly won’t help if you are suffering from Mondayitis or a hangover!!

Wallenda took 22 minutes to complete the extraordinary stunt, during which he had to crouch down a couple of times on the wire in order to get “the rhythm out of the rope” as strong winds threatened his balance.

When he neared the end of his journey, Wallenda confidently jogged the last few meters and his incredible feat was broadcast live on the Discovery Channel. Continue Reading

Skateboard to Skateboard Staircase Backflip

This video of skateboarding stunt supremo Adam Miller performing a skateboard to skateboard gainer backflip down a 6-step staircase is pretty damn impressive. Don’t be fooled by how easy Miller makes the stunt look, it’s definitely one for the “don’t try this at home” collection as one can only imagine the crumpled heap of broken and bruised meat and bones you would end up in if you attempted this and didn’t actually know what you were doing!

Those of you who know a bit about skateboarding will have heard of Adam Miller as his reputation for mind-blowing stunts precedes him. However you don’t really have to be an expert on the subject to appreciate what he has done here!

The slow-motion replay really lets you see Miller’s impressive skills in all their glory and helps you appreciate how small the margin of error is when trying to pull off a stunt like this.

Fall Guy – Russian BASE Jumper Survives 393-Foot Fall

Check out this totally insane video of a BASE jumper in Konakova, Russia hitting the deck nearly 400 ft below after his parachute fails him! It is a little like something you’d expect to see happen to Wile E. Coyote as he desperately tries to get his hands on the elusive Roadrunner, but it did actually happen in real life and the guy somehow miraculously survived the fall!

So maybe he didn’t get up quite as fast as Wile E. Coyote might have after being squished with an Acme Anvil and he also ended up with a broken pelvis, legs and vertebrae but he was walking again just a few months after the accident, which you’ve got to admit is a little cartoon-like after a fall like that!!! It is thought that the powdered snow below probably saved his life!

In the clip, you can see the BASE jumper hesitate on the edge of the electric post, his fingers quiver as he grips onto the platform, it is almost like he can sense the impending doom, poor guy!

Experts reckon that he probably crash-landed at just over 100mph/170km/h, his friend on the platform stands by watching in utter shock, letting out a couple of expletives but unable to do much else.

See, this is why you shouldn’t jump off high stuff!

Mount Everest Claims Four Lives In Two Days

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the whole world has claimed the lives of four climbers in just two days. German National Eberhard Schaaf, 61, South Korean Song Won-Bin, 44, Chinese Ha Wenyi, 55 and Shriya Shah, 33, a Canadian who was actually born in Nepal, all died in their quest to reach the summit of Everest.

It is believed that the cause of death was altitude sickness and/or exhaustion, however mountaineering experts have warned that overcrowding is also to blame. This coming weekend hundreds more climbers are expected to take to the slopes to make the ascent and experts warn that yet more lives could be lost.

Because the weather window to climb Everest is only a few months long and the major increase in people attempting to make the climb, in recent years bottlenecking at Hilary Step has become a problem. Hilary Step is the rockface near the summit, where climbers have to ascend and descend with the assistance of ropes. When there are hundreds of climbers on the mountain, there is often a long wait to use the rope. One Sherpa told the Telegraph that often people have had to wait up to three hours and that this lack of movement can allow frostbite to set in. Another problem caused by the bottleneck is the amount of oxygen that is used up. The higher up that the climbers are, the more oxygen they will use. Continue Reading

Paraplegic Girl Goes Bungee Jumping

With the the help of 9Lives Adventures, paraplegic girl gets to go bungee jumping for the first time.

She’s braver than me.