There are a million ways to catch a rush. Skywalking is one of the most dangerous, and there’s a simple reason why. Unlike BASE jumping, rafting, dirt biking or any other pursuit that requires equipment or expertise, almost anyone can skywalk. All you need is a bolt cutter and a slight disregard for life. One rogue gust of wind and… well, you can imagine.
The skywalkers here are 19-year-old Muscavite Vitaly Raskalov and a few of his Russian friends. The sky on which they walk is nearly 1,000 feet high and blowing hard across the pylons of the Zoltoy Rog Bridge and the Russky Island Bridge in far east Russia. When the Russky Island Bridge is complete later this summer, it will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
This video has officially gone viral, amassing more than 1.1 million views since it was posted to YouTube on May 17. Freaked out American moms have posted their worries in the comments. Fellow skywalkers have also chimed in. Some say they climbed similar towers years ago before GoPros were available. We’ll believe them when we see it.