The ultimate selfie!

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.


Abudi is a championship-winning parkour professional who, having earned a degree in electrical and electronic engineering, left to focus on his passion full time. Here he is pictured at the top of the World Trade Centre in Dubai

Abudi is a championship-winning parkour professional who, having earned a degree in electrical and electronic engineering, left to focus on his passion full time. Here he is pictured at the top of the World Trade Centre in Dubai

Oleg Sherstyachenko, who also goes by the name Cricket, is featured in a new documentary on the risk-taking 'Urbexers'. Here he sits at the top of the Marina 101 Tower in Dubai, which is 1,394ft high

Oleg Sherstyachenko, who also goes by the name Cricket, is featured in a new documentary on the risk-taking ‘Urbexers’. Here he sits at the top of the Marina 101 Tower in Dubai, which is 1,394ft high

In the Red Bull release, Oleg talks about how he wants to feel what 'fear' feels like, and this photo taken in Dubai is just a taste of how he gets to that level

In the Red Bull release, Oleg talks about how he wants to feel what ‘fear’ feels like, and this photo taken in Dubai is just a taste of how he gets to that level

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. 

The series sees Abudi partner with Oleg where the two urbexers¿ different styles and outlooks are contrasted - Abudi¿s caution and spirituality juxtaposed with Oleg¿s fearlessness

The series sees Abudi partner with Oleg where the two urbexers¿ different styles and outlooks are contrasted – Abudi¿s caution and spirituality juxtaposed with Oleg¿s fearlessness

Without a safety harness in sight, Russian daredevil Oleg Sherstyachenko performs a handstand at the top of Marina 101 in Dubai 

Without a safety harness in sight, Russian daredevil Oleg Sherstyachenko performs a handstand at the top of Marina 101 in Dubai

The financial district in Moscow provides the risk-takers with the perfect opportunity to scale the highest buildings

The financial district in Moscow provides the risk-takers with the perfect opportunity to scale the highest buildings

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.

Now that's a selfie! You can quite clearly hear the wind howling as the Russian daredevil snaps that top shot

Now that’s a selfie! You can quite clearly hear the wind howling as the Russian daredevil snaps that top shot

The footage introducing the Red Bull series shows Oleg walking across the beams of a bright blue residential building in Moscow

The footage introducing the Red Bull series shows Oleg walking across the beams of a bright blue residential building in Moscow

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.

Oleg was born in Yekaterinburg and now lives in Moscow, and the series will delves into his troubled upbringing

Oleg was born in Yekaterinburg and now lives in Moscow, and the series delves into his troubled upbringing

Two thrillseekers will be shown getting this selfie high above the Seri Saujana Bridge, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Two thrillseekers will be shown getting this selfie high above the Seri Saujana Bridge, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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