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5 insane videos that will freak you out if you’re afraid of heights

If you’re anything like me, watching these videos will get your heart palpitating and your palms sweating. Soon that desk chair you’re in will feel just a bit too high off the ground to be safe.


1. Speed free-climbing up a cliff

2. Tightrope walking 7,800 feet up with no safety equipment

3. Free climbing a radio tower

You may have seen this one a few weeks ago, but this list wouldn’t be complete without it.

4. Standing on a beam hundreds of feet up


5. Pull-ups from a crane

This one will make your shoulders turn to jello…

What videos would you add to the list?

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5 comments for “5 insane videos that will freak you out if you’re afraid of heights

  1. Joey
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I worked in Yosemite National Park for a summer in college, which is where the second video of the tightrope was taken. Lots of guys there do what they call slacklining, which is similar to tightrope. I remember seeing a rope slung from the edge of a cliff next to Yosemite Falls – North America’s tallest waterfall – to Lost Arrow spire, with guys walking over the gap.Also, for clarification, that video was at 7,800 feet elevation, not 7,800 feet above the floor of the valley. The valley floor is at 4,000 feet elevation and the walls of the valley vary from around 3,000 to 4,000 feet. That spot is closer to somewhere between a 500- and 1000-foot straight drop – still plenty far enough to kill a guy.<a href=";Dean Potter, the guy who’s in that video, is crazy. He also lost a lot of respect when he climbed Delicate Arch in Utah as a stunt.Great videos!

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Those guys do the stunts to get an adrenaline rush. Watching them on youtube is enough of an adrenaline rush for me!

  3. Dan
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    That’s the worst thing you’ve ever posted. Videos 3 & 5 are now the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen.

  4. Andrew
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Man. One wind gust, one slip of the fingers, one mis-step – and instead of on youtube these stories are on the evening news.

  5. Tony C
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Yikes. The guy in the first video is Dan Osman.