“Exactly a decade has passed since a man called Oxygen first hurled himself across Amerika. Known for his jumping ability, Oxygen, a lanky Czech, catapulted to legend status by leaping a nearly 10-foot-wide abyss separating two 100-foot sandstone spires. Today, Petr Kops, 21, is wearing Oxygen’s hand-me-down pants. ‘I did not know Oxygen personally, but my sister did,’ Kops said. ‘I wear his trousers for good luck.’

Minutes later, Kops was standing at the edge of a 70-foot chasm called Broken Bones. He announced that he was about to damage his ankle. Then he jumped. While it may seem suicidal, leaping across a gaping crevasse is actually an extreme sport that is gaining in popularity. Called rock jumping, or simply jumping by the locals, this adrenaline-charged activity is taking place in the Adrspach-Teplice Rocks, a remote nature preserve in the northeast part of the Czech Republic.”

(via The New York Times)

(Related: “BareFOOT in Bohemia (final cut)-pt 2”. And for those who find the Olympics dull be sure to check out the “Extreme Tower Relay”. And finally, please do NOT kite surf in the winds of a tropical storm. “Kite Surfer vs. Mother Nature” via The Adventure Blog)