How One German Unicyclist Takes His Talent To New Heights

Unicycling along a mountainside? This 26-year-old is a natural.

1. Here’s extreme unicyclist Lutz Eichholz. In 2010, he landed the highest-recorded unicycle drop in history.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/23367221.

2. These days, he gets his thrills by unicycling through the Dolomites in northeast Italy.

3. He was hooked after meeting an extreme unicyclist during a trip to China some years back.

4. Eichholz has been unicycling since he was nine, but he became tired with the same old routines and tricks.

“At first, when I was looking for something challenging, my friends and I took to the parks where skateboarders and mountain bikers were doing tricks,” he told a German newspaper.

5. Eichholz plans on retiring soon and completing a degree focused on urban planning.

6. With views like this, it’s hard to believe he’ll ever give up this extreme sport entirely.

7. Still, every time up the mountain is a risky proposition.

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