Best Action Videos Of The Week
From biking along exposed gorge paths to climbing in China with Alex Honnold - these are the best action videos of the week!
- By Edward Greenland -
David Cachon rides El Caminito del Rey on a mountain bike
Remember the classic Caminito del Rey gorge track? Well, it's not quite what it used to be thanks to a complete refurbishment with novel stuff like flooring without holes in and a side rail with safety wire - you can even ride it on a bike without risking life and limb... still feels pretty exposed though. You can see the original track running under the new version in some shots too. More from David Cachon youtube channel.
And The Caminito del Rey As It Used To Be...
Rewind to 2014 and here's a taste of how things used to be complete with massive drops, no hand-rails, and some serious iffiness. Check out the section starting at around 18.00 where the footway has simply fallen away leaving a metal bar as the only option to get across. Hmmm... More from Thrill Seekers Anonymous youtube channel.
Tour de France - Team Sky Onboard Part 3
Ever wondered what the Tour looks like from a rider's point of view. Team Sky has put together a series of onboard videos from this year's victorious Tour de France campaign that give you a little taste of what it must feel like to be a pro cyclist in the world's toughest event. More from Team Sky youtube channel.
Getting up Getu - climbing with the imperious Alex Honnold
'Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo travel to Getu, China to attempt one of the longest, steepest roof climbs in the world: Corazón de Ensueño. Dani Andrada first climbed the 8-pitch, 14b sport route in 2011, and it has been lying in wait for the last five years. Shot by The North Face Athlete Jimmy Chin.' More from The North Face youtube channel.
Alex Honnold's Welsh Slate Experience
More from from the great man. 'While on his "Flying Solo" tour, the BMC took Alex Honnold to the Welsh slate quarries with Hazel Findlay and Johnny Dawes. As Honnold says of the slate, "For the real connoisseur of world climbing I feel like it's a must-visit". But which route do you think he found to be like "normal" Yosemite climbing?' More from BMC youtube channel.
Down - Salomon Running TV Season 05 Episode 05
'One of the most exhilarating aspects of trail running is letting go and charging down a trail. It may sound crazy but running down is often harder and more challenging than running up. As with most things in life, practice makes perfect. British Fell Runners, Ricky Lightfoot and Tom Owens head to Iceland in search of the perfect downhill.' More from Salomon Trail Running youtube channel.
Mt. Marathon - Salomon Running TV Season 05 Episode 06
'Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race to anyone that would listen. In 2015, in the race’s centenary year, Kilian and Emelie finally did.' More from Salomon Trail Running youtube channel.
Trail Running an Insanely Scary Ridge
'Seb Montaz likes to run in sketchy places. Might as well do it at midnight during the solstice, right? This run took him 1000m up the peak known as Kongen in the bright light of a solstice night for a breathtaking, and super sketchy, view of Romsdal Norway.' More from Red Bull youtube channel.
Acrobatic Paragliding Above Mt. Blanc - Europe's Highest Mountain
'Acrobatic paragliding over Europe’s highest point? That sounds like an adventure not to be missed. Acrobatic paragliding pilots Tim Alongi, Francois Ragolski and Martin Schricke dropped into the what may have been some of the most incredible flights of their lives. More from Red Bull youtube channel.
Mind-Blowing Rooftop Parkour w/ Oleg Cricket | URBEX
'Urban explorer Oleg defies fear and gravity as he climbs skyscrapers and leaps across rooftops. It’s a long way down should he fall, but the only thing on Oleg’s mind is enjoying the moment and reaching new heights.' More from Red Bull youtube channel.