Laura Laker November 29 2016
Watch one man cycle along a railing perched atop a 200ft dam, with only rudimentary safety equipment, for a GoPro competition – if you can bear it.
During the stunt Fabio Wibmer, a 21-year-old street trials rider, who recently wowed fans tackling an epic downhill on a rusty old town bike, had only a man with a rope, and his supreme balancing skills, between him and certain death.
The footage, filmed from a go-pro mounted to Wibmer’s helmet, shows his wobbly front wheel flirting with the grim expanse of near-vertical concrete that is Austria’s Koelnbreinsperre, over an icy hillside far below. The resulting three minute clip was Wibmer’s entry to GoPro of the World contest, which offers a $15,000 grand prize.