Meet Kirill Oreshkin. You might say he’s a little insane in the membrane, if ya feel me. Kirill is one of the many Russian daredevils that have taken up the truly insane stunt of climbing high buildings, radio masts and bridges all over Russia.
These crazy young thrill seekers clamber up as much as 1,000 feet up the sides of buildings all in the name of excitement, and all without a safety harness.
Hundreds of young Russians have started taking part in this dangerous craze that is sweeping across Russian cities.
The youngsters usually get into the buildings by climb through an open door or through a hole they find, then it’s just a case of making it to the building’s antenna and reaching for the skies.
The view from the top of this building’s antenna is very impressive, looking over the whole of Moscow. But is it really worth the risk?
Kirill climbs up buildings across the city without any safety gear… not that a helmet would help him much should he fall from this height.
These extreme climbers don’t seem to be put off by freezing weather and the prospect of ice.
Kirill classifies himself as an “urban explorer”. Personally I like to explore bridges such as this from the ground.
Hopefully those climber below are just messing around and haven’t just fallen to their death.
This picture is my worst nightmare. I commend those that have no fear of heights, but at least my fear will keep me from falling to my death.
Just looking at these crazy pictures made my palms sweaty and I felt my heart rate accelerate.
In the northernmost part of Sweden, Swedish Lapland, there is an orchestra that is unlike any other. They embrace their arctic ancestry by creating music with something we’ve never seen before: ice.
Ice Music is a “celebration of the winter spirit” of Swedish Lapland, which is a winter wonderland for most of the year. Their “ice-struments” are all custom made and are capable of making absolutely beautiful music.
The Ice Music orchestra plays in a giant “cosmic igloo,” that glows and pulsates along with the music.
Watching these performers create stunning music from ice would be mesmerizing. It’s hard to believe that, before the concerts, all of the violins and cellos didn’t even exist (and soon would retire to just being ice again).
Playing a musical instrument with gloves on? Now that takes talent.