EXTREME FEATS OF 2013

First Atrium Dive

First Atrium Dive

Skydiver Miles Daisher parachutes from the tallest point of the 19-story Gaylor National Hotel’s atrium in National Harbor, Maryland. Daisher’s first ever indoor atrium jump was performed to promote the National Red Bull Flugtag homemade flying machine competition. Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Jetman Flies Over Fuji

Jetman Flies Over Fuji

Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, flies over the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji, Japan, during his first flight in Asia. The Swiss aviator flew over the famous landmark mountain at speeds of up to 300km/h (185 mph) with his jet-powered carbon-Kevlar Jetwing which is steered by his body motions. Image credit: Katsuhiko Tokunaga/Breitling/ AP Images

Icy River Surfing

Icy River Surfing

A man surfs in floodlight on the artificial wave of the ice stream in the English Garden in Munich, Germany on 22 March 2013. The surfers put a strong lamp on the bridge to be able to see in the dark. The man-made wave at the Eisbach (Ice Brook) has been surfed for over 40 years, although it officially became legal only in 2010. It is recommended that only experienced surfers tackle the wave due to its forceful currents and the concealed concrete. Image credit: Peter Kneffel/dpa/Corbis

Amputee Climbs Everest

Amputee Climbs Everest

Twenty-six year old Arunima Sinha, who had her leg amputated below the left knee two years ago, poses at Lobuche, Nepal some 140 km (87 miles) north-east of Kathmandu four days after climbing Mt. Everest. Twenty-six year old Sinha, who lost her leg after being thrown from a moving train, became the first female amputee to climb the world's tallest mountain. Image credit: AP Photo/Bikram Rai

Charity Balloon Ride

Charity Balloon Ride

Matt Silver-Vallance uses helium filled balloons to fly above Table Bay from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons, on 6 April 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Silver-Vallance made the 6 km (3.7 mile) journey to raise money for a South African children’s hospital named after former president Mandela. Image credit: Nic Bothma/epa/Corbi

360 Razor Flip

360 Razor Flip

Skateboarder Chandler Dunn executes a 360-degree flip during the Razor Demo at the X Games in Los Angeles, California on 1 August 2013. While the Razor isn’t a competitive sport at the X Games yet, the trend is catching on and could be in competition mode soon. Image credit: AFP/Getty Images

BMX Freestyle Final

BMX Freestyle Final

A competitor performs before the BMX freestyle vertical final during the 2013 X-Games in Barcelona, Spain on 17 May 2013. The massive Sagrada Familia church designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi is seen in the background. Image credit: Albert Gea/Reuters/Corbis

Tough Viking Competition

Tough Viking Competition

Competitors race through the fire obstacle during the Tough Viking competition held in Stockholm, Sweden on 1 September 2013. Designed by specialists in the Swedish Armed Forces, the course of the Tough Viking race consists of 12 kilometers filled with 15 brutal obstacles such as tunnels, barbed wire, mud, fire, ice and water challenges. Image credit: Johnathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Swimming to Florida

Swimming to Florida

Diana Nyad walks to shore after her historic 53-hour swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad told the crowd to 'never give up' after she finished her grueling 177 km (110 mile) swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida on 2 September 2013. She became the first to swim this stretch of ocean without a shark cage, although she did wear a protective suit against jellyfish. Image credit: Andrew Innerarity/Reuters/Corbis

Kuala Lumpur Tower Jump

Kuala Lumpur Tower Jump

French base jumper Vincent Philippe Benjamin Reffet leaps from the Open Deck of Malaysia's 335-meter-tall Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump on 27 September 2013. Over 100 jumpers from around the world took part in the annual event. Image credit: Vincent Thian/AP

Nik Wallenda

Grand Canyon Crossing

In one of the most daring and captivating live events in television history, Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope - with no tether and no net. Broadcast live and in full HD, Wallenda battled strong winds to keep his feet on a five-centimetre wide wire that was positioned 460-metres above the Little Colorado River. Spurred on by his family waiting on the other side, the man known as “The King of the High Wire” completed the 427-metre long crossing in 22 minutes and 54 seconds, further cementing his place as one of history's greatest daredevils.

Big Wave Surfing

Big Wave Surfing

Photographers watch the sunrise at the Praia do Norte, north beach, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast Monday, October 28 2013. During this massive swell, Brazilian Carlos Burle surfed a wave that experts suggest could be the biggest wave ever surfed. The risky nature of big wave surfing was evident when Maya Gabeira, also from Brazil, nearly drowned and was taken to hospital with a broken ankle after falling in a big wave. Image Credit: AP Photo/Miguel Barreira