From scaling giant skyscrapers to doing handstands on a beam 1,394ft high, these daredevils show no fear in chasing that perfect shot
The quest for that perfect holiday selfie is one that can often be fraught with danger.
Whether it’s scaling imposing rockfaces, or posing next to a wild animal, the lengths some will go for a memorable photograph often has no limits.
And that is definitely the case with these daredevils. Thanks to MailOnline Travel for this truly awesome article.
A new eight part series from Red Bull TV explores the mindsets, motivations, and escapades of today’s new adverturers: the urban explorers.
These daring ‘urbexers’ use their expertise in climbing and stealth to explore inaccessible areas, from giant skyscrapers in Dubai, a heavily guarded bridge above Moscow to an abandoned space centre in Kazakhstan.
Revealing seldom-seen locations above and below cities across the globe, the series meets individuals who risk injury and imprisonment in their determined quest to explore and see the world from a whole new perspective.
Self-documenting their adventures and sharing heart-stopping views with thousands of dedicated social followers, some of the urbexers’ antics defy belief.
In this footage, we are introduced to Oleg Sherstyachenko, who also goes by the name Cricket. He bravely leaps between gaps in the roof of a bright blue residential building in Moscow before perching on the end of the beam as the wind rushes all around him.
The fearless freerunner, who was born in Yekaterinburg and now lives in Moscow, makes viewers squirm in their seats as he runs across the beams several storeys above ground.
The Russian risk-taker has a rich back-story having left a remote Siberian village at the age of 18 in pursuit of fame and the thrill of exploration.
The series sees him explore his troubled past and introduce viewers to his girlfriend. Poignantly, he also talks of how he is fascinated to know what fear feels like.
Urbex: Enter at Your Own Risk is available on Red Bull TV via the app and website.
Also featuring in the documentary alongside Oleg is Abudi Alsagoff, Elaina Hammeken, Vadim Makhorov, Vitaliy Raskalov and Bryce Wilson.