30-Second Videos You Have to See

It’s just the good stuff – all action, no fluff. BASE jumping, speedriding, ice climbing and more.
By Evan David

Sometimes you just need a shot of adrenaline in the form of 30 seconds of pure amazing. You know what we’re talking about; the kind of videos that make you question everything you thought you knew possible.

Strap in and take a ride with these six clips below.

1. Aniol Serrasolses kayaks Keyhole Falls

This quirky waterfall in Canada has a curious feature – the opening is shaped like a keyhole. What's more? Once you're headed in, there's no getting out. Fortunately for Serrasolses, things worked out OK. Get the full story on the Keyhole waterfall drop here.

2. Speedrider removes skis mid-flight to BASE jump

 

Miles Daisher speedrides off a cliff, then chucks his skis for a brief paraglide ride, taking him farther out from the mountain (and gaining some all-important altitude). Once he's got enough air under his feet, he jettisons the paraglider for a short free-fall before tossing his BASE rig and floating down to the snowy slopes below. Watch the full clip.

3. A paraglide-powered slingshot skydive

When Horacio Llorens came up with this idea, his head was clearly in the clouds. Ejecting into a skydive from a paraglider – while doing midair, over-the-glider flips? Sure, that's totally doable. Find out how the slingshot almost didn't work.

4. Landing a hang glider on a plane

Speaking of crazy midair stunts, here's another one: landing a hang glider on a plane wing. Matjaž Klemenčič, the hang-glider pilot from Slovenia, pulled off what would assume is an impossible stunt late last year. See the midair meeting here.

5. A speedriding moment in the Alps

Aaron Durogati's Peaks Trilogy project took him up and down three iconic peaks in the Alps. While we're certainly impressed with his fortitude in going up, what's most entertaining is his rides down. Buckle up, and enjoy! See the full Peaks Trilogy here.


6. Climb Niagara Falls – on ice

Will Gadd has climbed some cool stuff in this world – but this is the first time he's climbed what's practically a national monument to two countries. More than a "stunt," the ice climber helped local authorities learn more about ice climbing – and he scored the line of a lifetime. Check out the whole climb here.

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