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The photographer and filmmaker died Wednesday while attempting a flight near his home in the Eastern Sierra

'Day Dreamers,' from Fractal Film Co., is an ode to the women who aspire to adventure—and act on it

For aerial athletes, it's not unusual to come across birds while in flight, like the threatened bearded vulture

There are fewer unexplored places on the globe, but slackliner Scott Turpin is finding those spaces in the open air between two spires

Jeff Provenzano narrates a wingsuit flight that resulted in a $5,000 helicopter-rescue bill

Meet the slackliners who traversed the Rio Grande from Mexico to the U.S. 

‘Life On a Thread’ follows paraglider Brad Nicholas as he soars along the coastline of Conwy, in northern Wales

Cedar Wright and his flying mentor Nick Greece attempt to paraglide for 100 miles.

Shots from Above shares how an experimental aircraft leads Chris Dahl-Bredine to some pretty experimental photos. 

From filmmaker Dino Raffault and Red Bull, Moonline features aerial athlete and skier Valentin Delluc speed riding on a 20-meter LED-equipped parachute.

Steph Davis is an accomplished climber and BASE jumper, so on a climbing outing north of Moab, she combined both skills and made this short video. 

Red Bull and the aerialists at Soul Flyers linked up to pull off this insane maneuver—guiding their wingsuits into a plane's cargo hold.

Paragliding pilot Jean-Baptist Chandelier, travels the world to practice his craft above some of the earth’s most stunning landscapes.

In the fairy-tale-esque village of Ostrov in the Czech Republic, women are gathering to progress their skills in the sport of slacklining

Fraser Corsan hopes to glide through the air like never before. Here's how.

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For professional slackliner Mickey Wilson, the next adventure is wherever he can park the RV.

From filmmakers Clair and August Popkin, Base Jumping Switzerland brings you into the mind of ex-military parachutist Jon Szylobryt.

Paragliding high above a beautiful landscape is already a bucket list item, but doing it alongside an Egyptian vulture might bump it up to the top of the list. Pioneered by Scott Mason, who has been training birds since he was ten, parahawking consists of a trained vulture or hawk guiding a paraglider through thermals or air pockets in the sky for long, bird-like flights.

Sean Chuma is one of the best aerialists in professional BASE Jumping. As an instructor, he's spent countless flights performing acrobatic maneuvers that he attributes to his love of superman.

Risky pursuits like BASE jumping offer a buzz better than any drug. New technologies provide the same rush without the danger.

We caught up with photographer Krystle Wright at 5Point Adventure Film Festival to talk about her first dive into filmmaking with, The Mysteries.

In 'The Mysteries', from photographer Krystle Wright and filmmaker Skip Armstrong, Wright seeks to make a dream photo into reality.

On Oct. 5th, Valery Rozov looked over the edge at 7,700 meters above sea level. He leapt over a huge glacier and flew by his old record set in 2013.

One man’s slightly deranged quest to Bodhi his way to a must-see YouTube clip

Rush Sturges is a jack of all trades; filmmaker, professional kayaker, and musician. With his kayaking films, he's taken viewers across the globe and back. But for the river he runs nearly every day, he had a special project in mind.

Acrophobia gives context to how one person can go from feeling an insane amount of fear regarding high altitudes to a flow state where all the senses are heightened.

On July 30 at approximately 5:45 p.m. local time, Hollywood stuntman and skydiving luminary Luke Aikins jumped out of a Cessna Grand Caravan airplane 25,000 feet above Simi Valley, California. It was the first time in his 18,000-plus skydives that Aikins, 42, with a wife and young son, did not wear a parachute.

A Hollywood stuntman who’s leapt out of planes for “Godzilla” and “Iron Man 3” will attempt his greatest, craziest feat yet—on live TV

Stunt woman Roberta Mancino jumped from 15,000 feet in a wingsuit over the Villarrica volcano, one of Chile's most active volcanoes

Jesse 'Tex' Leos jumped from 15,000 feet and had about 50 seconds of free fall

Gobble Gobble Bitches Yeah is an annual highline event held each Thanksgiving in Moab, Utah

And Charles Lindbergh’s grandson thinks he’s found a quieter way to fly

Take flight with paraglider Théo de Blic in the French Alps.

At age 13, Martin Kristensen jumped out of a plane and realized there was no going back. Now a skydiving world champion, Kristensen learned to turn falling into flying, gracefully using his body like wings to dance with gravity. Through freediving, Kristensen is able to channel his energy into another form…

Highliners have to train their brains to overcome (or at the very least get comfortable with) their innate fear of heights.

Above All Else is a documentary from director Yali Sharon of Live Unbound that tells the incredible story of professional skydiver Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld. In 1992, Dan boarded a plane for a routine training jump. The plane crashed, killing sixteen of the twenty-two people onboard. Dan awoke from a…

In this short video from Runaways Production House, four friends plunge deep into Australia's Blue Mountains to rig the first highline across Kanangra Falls, roughly 730 feet above the ground. The steps that help each man walk across the line differ, but as one slackliner tells himself: “Calm…

"Take your worst turbulence experience in an airliner and make it three to five times worse. I wondered if I’d stay in one piece."

How do you start a new sport from scratch? A former Tough Mudder executive and other entrepreneurs around the world are about to find out.

Sunshine Superman is a documentary that profiles pioneering BASE-jumper and aerial cinematographer Carl Boenish. In this exclusive clip, director Marah Strauch explains how finding a box of archival footage from Boenish inspired her to find out more about the man behind the camera. You can watch the full documentary from Magnolia…

A new documentary gives a never-before-seen look at the BASE jumper's near-death experience—and the almost-impossible jump he took just a year later

The original 1991 film inspired a generation of hard-charging athletes. Now grown up, many of them signed on as stuntmen for the reboot to make the snowboarding, wingsuiting, and motocross as real as possible.

It'll leave you grinning—if you can overcome your nausea and fear of death

The late climber, highliner, and BASE jumper writes about the passions of his life: his dog, his girlfriend, and the outdoors

The climber, leaper, and all-around "stunt monkey" lived and thrived on an impossibly dangerous edge

The strategy: Stick with it, shoot what you love, and stay on the move

A new and physically gruesome form of BASE jumping involves affixing a parachute directly into the jumper’s back—with metal hooks

For two members of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, aeronautics and planetary science are only part of their overarching fascination with the natural world. We spoke to them about the unlikely intersection of skydiving, cave diving, and space exploration.

With enough bolts and webbing for eight new lines loaded into the Volkswagen, they headed south across the border.

Beginning this June 16, six dancers and a nine-person support crew headed into Yosemite’s wilderness for ten days of hiking and pirouetting.

The best stories aren't just on paper anymore. Our (totally subjective) ranking assembles the millenium's 33 best new classics.

'Sunshine Superman' traces the rise and fall of a BASE-jumping pioneer

Unknown outside of the Yosemite orbit, Dean Potter’s frequent flying partner was an accomplished climber and BASE jumper

Thanks in part to advances in wing technology, a few pioneering paragliders are smashing the limits by completing long-distance flights that were once thought impossible. Last spring, high-fliers Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg pulled off one of the most ambitious trips ever attempted: 385 miles down the jagged, frozen, potentially deadly spine of the Canadian Rockies.

A new film looks at the world of competitive skydiving and the people who spend all their free time falling out of the sky.

Three men BASE jumped from the One World Trade Center in September 2013. Six months later they were arrested. Their ongoing—and, many would say, harsher than necessary—legal battle raises the question: How serious a crime is leaping off a building?

The Californian daredevil doesn’t want you to love his film. He wants you to be unsettled. And that may be the best thing about 'When Dogs Fly.'

In a new effort to protect national parks and wilderness areas from commercial photography, the feds have started going after amateur filmmakers with big social media followings.

When do adrenaline-seekers go too far? In Bird Dream, Matt Higgins explores the edge of courage, bravery, and insanity in the quest to land a wingsuit without a parachute.

33,000 feet above Mont Blanc

Take a nap in the clouds

Virtual reality is just for gamers. But augmented reality—a new wearable technology—could revolutionize how we train for sports, making athletes faster, better, and more precise.

Dean Potter (aka The Dark Wizard) has been pushing the limits of the outdoor world for years. In his newest life challenege as a film director, Potter has created a short film about his dog Whisper, who often BASE jumps with Potter in a special compartment on…

When a Sherpa and a native Nepali paraglided off of Mount Everest in 2011, they flew into history. Now a new book chronicles their extraordinary journey.

A daredevil's plan to jump off the top of the world

On September 28, 37-year-old Jeb Corliss will attempt what he says is his most challenging jump yet. He will drop out of a helicopter and pilot his wingsuit through a crack in a roughly 900-foot-long, 870-foot high rock. We called him up to find out more, and discovered he's using a revolutionary new technology to train.

These sports aren't necessarily deadly, but they certainly instill an imminent sense of death—which is what makes them so thrilling and why we can't look away.

In March, a Utah man died while attempting to replicate a rope swing made famous by YouTube. Will the tragedy curb the latest adventure trend?

The champion ski jumper took some time out of a busy training and travel schedule to answer a few of our questions

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