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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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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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The Only Person To Ever Golf on the Moon

Image Credit: NASA On February 6, 1971 Alan Shepard became the first and only person to ever golf on the moon. To pull off the feat, Shepard used a modified six iron with the club head affixed to the handle of a ‘contingency sample return device’. Shepard duffed the first ball, but estimates his second shot travelled more than 200 yards. You can watch the historic moment in the embedded video below. After returning to Earth Shepard donated the club to the USGA Museum in 1974. A replica can also…

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