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Nirmal Purja Summits All 14 Eight-Thousanders in Record 6 Months

In just 6 months and 6 days, Nirmal “Nims†Purja MBE has completed his challenge to summit Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, smashing the previous record of almost eight years and taking his place in mountaineering history. “I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity. I could not…

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Felipe Nunes, the Double Amputee Pushing the Boundaries of Skateboarding

Skateboarding is so beloved because there is no right or wrong way to do it. You can make whatever you want of it and Felipe Nunes is no exception. The double-amputee lost both his legs when he was 6 (one just above the knee and one just below the knee), but that didn’t stop him from becoming a professional skateboarder, recently becoming an official member of Tony Hawk’s team, Birdhouse. Nunes isn’t the first ‘hand-powered’ skater, OG De Souza was one of the original pioneers on the skate scene and…

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If Danny MacAskill Was Your Uncle..

In his latest film Danny MacAskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how… by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland! No children were involved in any stunts during the making of Danny Daycare… Please don’t try this at home (obviously!). Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/danny-macaskill-goes-biking-with-a-kid/

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This Photo from the Summit of Everest is Insane

Photograph by Nirmal Purja Check out this shocking photo of a ‘traffic jam’ on Everest where approximately 320 people were making their way to/from the summit on May 22nd, 2019. The photo was shared by Nirmal Purja of Project Possible 14/7, who is attempting to “climb all 14 of the 8,000m Himalayan peaks in a single 7 month season, breaking the previous record of 7 years, 11 months and 14 days.” The viral photo has been used in recent days to raise awareness about the overcrowding concerns on Everest as…

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Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Sce OMG Look At His Hands

Professional rock climber and free-solo ascent legend Alex Honnold breaks down rock climbing clips from both real life and film, including ‘Mission Impossible II,’ ‘Point Break,’ ‘Star Trek V,’ ‘Failure to Launch,’ ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Vertical Limit’ and ‘Cliffhanger’ I love his enthusiasm, and his knowledge and insight is not only extraordinary—but understandable and accessible to general audiences. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/alex-honnold-breaks-down-iconic-rock-climbing-scenes/

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One Breath Around the World, Guillaume Nrys Incredible New Short

“One Last Breath” is the incredible new short film by free diver Guillaume Néry. The film was shot entirely by Néry’s wife, Julie Gautier, who amazingly captured everything on breath hold as well. The original soundtrack was produced by Guillaume Ferran and this one is worth watching with the lights off and sound up! The sequence with the whales blew my mind. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/one-breath-around-the-world-by-guillaume-nery/

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Gymnast Sets Horizontal Bar Backflip World Record with 20 ft Leap

Gymnast Ashley Watson has set a new Guinness world record performing a horizontal bar backflip. The Leeds gymnast is seen flying 5.87m (almost 20ft) through the air. Watson is a part of the Great Britain gymnastics squad and it wasn’t until his sixth attempt that he managed to complete the record. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/horizontal-bar-backflip-world-record-ashley-watson/

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Yes, Hang Gliding Off a Ramp at the Top of a Mountain Looks as Cool as it Sounds

Professional hang gliding pilot Wolfgang Siess recently shared an unbelievable clip of his launch off a mountain near Interlaken, Switzerland and—well just watch the clip above. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/hang-gliding-off-ramp-at-top-of-mountain-wolfgang-siess/

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This Wingsuit POV Through a Cloud Tunnel is Blowing My Mind

Wingsuit pilots Luke Rogers and Chris Byrnes dive into an epic ‘cloud tunnel’ on their jump with Skydive Ramblers in Toogoolawah, Australia. The surreal footage was captured with a 360 view on a GoPro Fusion. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/wingsuit-pov-through-a-cloud-tunnel/

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Lunatic Rides Inflatable Pizza Slice Off 300 ft Iceberg in Greenland

The National Geographic Team recently completed a gruelling 6 week expedition to Southeast Greenland and celebrated with crew member Ethan Pringle sending it off a huge iceberg on an inflatable pizza. The mission saw Mike Libecki climb the hardest route in the country up an unnamed mountain; a burly first ascent on uncharted terrain. On the long boat ride back to Tasiilaq, Ethan Pringle wasn’t done with “firsts” and decided to ride an inflatable pizza slice down a 300 foot iceberg, launching into the icy Arctic water below. [via Nat…

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