8 Intense Death-Defying Stunts

Sometimes people go above and beyond to push themselves to their limits, and really put the rest of us to shame! Here’s a list of 8 people who are crazy enough to do things that most of us will never do.

Jealous? Maybe, but just enjoy it for what it is!

8. Reinhold Messner

Climbs Everest Without Oxygen

Messner made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler, and was the first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft) above sea level. He was also the first person to cross Antarctica and Greenland with neither snowmobiles nor dog sleds. Furthermore he crossed the Gobi Desert alone. Messner also published more than 80 books about his experiences as a climber and explorer.

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7. Felix Baumgartner

Jumps to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere

Baumgartner is best known for jumping to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on 14 October 2012. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25. He became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power relative to the surface on his descent. He broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical freefall distance without drogue, and vertical speed without drogue.

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6. Valery Rozov

Jumps from Mount Everest

Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov, 48, leapt from an altitude of 7,220m off the north side of the mountain to make the world’s highest BASE jump. “Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically,” Rozov said after completing the feat. The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. Rozov had selected a spot for his leap at an altitude of 7,220 meters. It took him four days to climb from base camp to the jumping location, assisted by a team of four Sherpas.

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5. Herbert Nitsch

The Deepest Man on Earth, diving 830.8ft

Nitsch is the current freediving world record champion and “the deepest man on earth”. This title was given to him when he set a world record in the “No Limits” discipline at the depth of 214 meters (702 feet). To date, he has achieved 69 official World Records, and one world record in the traditional Greek discipline of Skandalopetra 107 m (351 ft). He surpassed his own no limits depth with a world record dive in June 2012 to 253.2 meters (831 feet).

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