Danny Way – Crazy Extreme
Born April 15, 1974, Portland, Oregon.
Danny Way’s father passed away when he was only eight months old. His mother is a drug addict, remarried. The stepfather instilled in his adoptive son a love and desire to ride a skateboard. At the age of six, Danny rode regularly at a local skate park, and won his first competition at age 11. Already in his young years, he played for various teams such as Bones Brigade, H-Street, Blind and Plan B. By the nature of the daredevil, he was a thrill-seeker and was traumatized for many years. From 1999 to 2002, he underwent seven operations – five on his knee and two on his shoulder. Even when trying to try his hand at surfing, as a result of an accident, he broke his neck, and it took him more than a year to recover. Continue reading
Among the people who dreamed of learning to fly, it is worth mentioning the American Jeb Corliss. From his own words, he dreamed of flying as a child, at the age of six, when he watched the birds take off from the wires. It was then that he firmly declared to his aunt that he would definitely learn to fly.
Jeb’s family lived in the United States in New Mexico. The future skydiver changed schools one after another. Because of this, he was constantly a stranger among the rest of the children, this taught him to fight fear. His childhood was full of travels to India and Afghanistan due to the fact that his parents were antique dealers. Jeb’s favorites were scorpions, tarantulas, and even rattlesnakes. He often dragged them to his home. Continue reading
Uli Shtek, the future legend of conquering the peaks, the Swiss Machine and the owner of two Golden Ice Axes, was born on October 4, 1977 in Switzerland in Langnau im Emmental. He was fond of hockey and skiing as a child. He became interested in mountaineering as a 12-year-old boy. In adolescence, he trained at climbing gyms. At the age of 18, having gained good physical and psychological shape, he already went through some of the most difficult and dangerous routes in the Alps.
Despite his youth, Uli Shtek conquered difficult peaks one after another. By the age of 25, he already had an impressive and respectful track record. In 1998, a young mountaineer single-handedly reached the summit of Mengch on Heston’s lobby. In 2001, the Pointe-Walker of the Grand Joras Massif obeyed him. In addition, this route was extreme and extremely difficult. In the same year, along with Uli Buler, the athlete first climbed Pumori – the peak in the Himalayas in the Mahalangur-Himal mountain range. The route was a little less than one and a half kilometers. About a year later, in 2002, together with Sean Easton, the Swiss Car made its own route to Alaska to Dickey, which was called Blood from Stone. Continue reading