If you’ve ever tried unicycling, you’ll know how difficult it is to balance for just a few seconds and as a reader of ADAPT Sports you’ll know that you can never have too many action sports. Enter the fledging sport of extreme unicycling. Lutz Eichholz and Stephanie Dietze, from Germany, have been pushing the limits of what’s possible on one wheel and have set a new benchmark for the sport. Both Eicholz and Dietze have been unicycling for 16 years and Lutz is a four-time unicycle world champion. After descending 11,174 feet from the peak of the Mettelhorn through steep gravel fields and icy trails to the valley of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, the two have quickly become the most prominent names in mountain unicycling.
“Like most mountain sports, it can be quite dangerous,” Eichholz told Radio Times. “If you make a mistake in the wrong place you can easily fall down the cliff and face the consequences.”
The duo continue to explore new trails and in July, rode the Cima Ombretta Orientale Mountain in Italy, 10,000 feet of descent.