Circulus is on a mission to perform in unique and unexpected forgotten spaces. For their first video, the British acrobatic group puts on an eye-popping spectacle in an unused Victorian Sail factory in the heart of London’s east end.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/04/02/epic-circus-performance-in-abandoned-factory/
Watch the On the Roofs crew scale the 384m (1,260 ft) tall Shun Hing Square Tower, including the 59m (194 ft) spire on top of the roof. The skyscraper is the third tallest building in Shenzhen, China, and the 28th tallest building in the world.
Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/shun-hing-tower-climb-on-the-roofs-shenzhen-china/
Courchevel Altiport (IATA: CVF, ICAO: LFLJ) is an altiport serving Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.
According to Wikipedia:
There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and low clouds unsafe and almost impossible.
The airport is considered dangerous, as it features a difficult approach, an upslope runway and ski runs in the adjacent area. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the seventh most dangerous airport in the world.
Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/plane-takes-off-from-short-runway-in-french-alps/
This new world record video was appropriately published by extreme-obsessed Red Bull. Biker Cam Zink made history by performing the greatest backflip on a mountain bike ever on the Oakley Icon Sender at the Red Bull Rampage.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/10/17/biggest-mountain-bike-backflip-in-history/
Bartenders have contests to show off their impressive flair and tricks, so why not card shufflers? Eliot Slevin claims that he won the recent 2014 ICO, or International Cardistry Open, competition with this impressive entry video. No one dares to deny his claim. He can make advanced magician card flipping look mundane.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/09/27/impressive-card-shuffling-flair-will-blow-you-away/
Forget the race cars and rally speedsters. Stunt driver Mike Ryan ditches his traditional wheels to race in a semi-truck tractor trailer! He pulls off mind-numbing turns and drifts in a truck usually dedicated to boringly hauling freight on a Gymkhana style race course.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/25/gymkhana-style-semi-truck-drifting/
Professional wake-skaters Brian Grubb of the US and Dominik Preisner of Germany teamed up with Red Bull to wake-skate the unofficial eighth wonder of the world. The famous rice terraces of Banaue in the Philippines.
The terraces are simply perfect for wake-skating, and now the footage of their fun in Nature is going viral.
They stress that “respect for the environment was a priority,” and that they had permission from all the local native elders and leaders.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/10/24/wakeskating-the-eighth-wonder-of-the-world/
Late last year, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Will Gadd, ascended to the highest point in Africa, taking matters one step further by climbing the famous glaciers found at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Photograph above by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
At 19,341 ft (5,895 meters) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. According to NASA:
“Between 1912 and 2011, the mass of ice on the summit decreased by more than 85 percent. Researchers say it’s no longer a question of whether the ice will disappear but when. Estimates vary, but several scientists predict it will be gone by 2060.”
According to The Guardian, Gadd set out to climb ice on every continent about 10 years ago. With only Africa and Antarctica left on his list, he opted for Africa as he wasn’t sure how long the glaciers would be around for. Although the ice atop Kilimanjaro has been there for over 12,000 years it could all be gone in a matter of decades.
Gadd tells Red Bull that the altitude made the climb much more challenging. As for the weather, Gadd explains:
“We would literally climb stuff that wouldn’t be there the next day. I’ve climbed a lot of ice, but this was the last of its kind. The glaciers are just small remnants truly in their last gasp. I felt very lucky to be there!”