Some people are born fearless, and they prove it by performing death-defying stunts in front of huge audiences. But not all stunts are created equal, because some take the fear and excitement to a new level. Here are some examples of exactly that.
First Person to Cross English Channel with Jet Wings
Yves Rossy flew across the English Channel in 9 minutes using jet propelled wings reaching speeds of 125 mph.
Skydive from ‘Edge of Space’. Felix Baumgartner
Felix Baumgartner did a free fall from the edge of space at 128,000 feet above the Earth. He reached speeds of over 800 MPH and broke the sound barrier.
7000 Foot Climb with No Rope. Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold scaled over 7,00 scaled over 7,000 feet of rock face without a rope at the Park and broke a number of speed records in the process.
Wingsuit Dive through a Cliff. Alexander Polli
Alexander Polli flew through a small arch in a Spanish mountain during a jump, but this still left very little room for error because if he misjudged the jump, he would have crashed into the side of the mountain.
Deepest Ever Free Dive. Herbert Nitsch
Herbert Nitsch freedove an incredible 831 feet deep below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. unfortunately the rapid ascent to the surface ended up in a series of strokes for the diver.
Tightrope Walk across the Grand Canyon. Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda successfully walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope live on television, 1,500 feet (460m) above the ground, with no safety harness.
Free Climb to the Top of World’s Tallest Building
Alain Robert scaled the Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at the time was the world’s tallest building.
Skydive without a Parachute. Gary Connery
Gary Connery jumped out of a helicopter at around 2,400 feet (730m) and free falling to the ground without a parachute.
Jumping the Grand Canyon on a Motorbike. Robbie Knievel
Robbie Knievel jumped 228 feet across a portion of the Grand Canyon on a motorbike.
Highest Ever Bungee Jump. Wayne Michaels
Wayne Michaels performed a bungee jump from the Verzasca Dam in Switzerland 220 meters to the foot of the dam.
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