This Stabilized Footage of a Drone Flying Up a Mountain Is Pure Gorgeousness

Damn. I feel like I’m watching the Paramount Pictures title sequence (you know, the one with the stars and the snowy mountain) come to life. Or, like, the opening sequence to a huge blockbuster movie right before it kicks off its first action scene. But I’m just watching a drone fly up the east ridge of Hübschhorn, a…

Speedflying Down a Mountain a Few Feet Off the Ground Might Be the Craziest Sport

Jumping out of an airplane with a parachute on your back has its own risks. But at least in the air there’s nothing to crash into until you hit the ground. Speedflying, on the other hand, where athletes like Jamie Lee parachute down mountains just inches above massive rocks, is basically a non-stop life-risking thrill…

Keep a Clean Pair of Pants Nearby Before Watching This Daredevil Mountain Climber

Scaling a sheer cliff face like climber Liu Yongbang does in China takes incredible strength, unparalleled determination, and the ability to completely block out thoughts of falling hundreds of feet to your demise. He may have the courage to tackle something like this, but odds are you’re going to want to keep a clean…

Walking a Record-Breaking 3,346 Feet on a Slackline Over Mountains Is Truly Crazy

When you smash the previous world record of walking on a highline of 1,640 feet—by doubling it over, walking on the slackline for 3,346 feet, you are truly fearless. When you do it in the sweeping mountains of Aiglun, France and walk as if you’re not afraid to fall, extreme can’t even begin to describe you. That’s…

The First Person View of Climbing a Snowy 22,000-Foot Tall Mountain Is a Little Bit Terrifying

If there is a mountain, people will climb it. Or at least, people that are much, much bolder than I am. Here is some incredible point of view footage from David Lama and Conrad Anker as they become the first expedition to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a mountain that’s over 22,000 feet tall on the border of Nepal…