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15 Death-Defying Pics That Will Take Your Breath Away

Does the mere mention of the word “heights” make you jittery? Are you someone who feels nervous even while looking down from your first-floor balcony? Then be warned – do not look at these photos, for they may trigger your acrophobia. Fear of heights is one of the most common phobias and it’s estimated that about 3% to 6% of people have acrophobia.

The pictures below include someone doing a back flip on the edge of a cliff, climbers resting on a mountainside, and a woman jumping rope over the city. These crazy photos are not for the faint-hearted. Although I must admit, they are incredibly cool to see. 

Related: These Ice-Cool Jumpers' Audacity Takes My Breath Away!

1. Matt Bush (Baseball player) hanging five on the first free-solo ascent of 'Heaven on Earth'. Photo by Micky Wiswedel 

Fear of Heights, hanging
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2. The best vantage point to admire Rio de Janeiro

Fear of Heights Rio de Janeiro
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3. A moist, steep staircase in India

Fear of Heights ,  staircase in India
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4. Enough cycling. Let's fly! 

Fear of Heights, cycling
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5. Extreme Unicycling

Fear of Heights, Extreme Unicycling
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6. 40 story spiral staircase in São Paulo

Fear of Heights , spiral staircase
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7. The Eiger Summit Ridge, Switzerland

Fear of Heights , The Eiger Summit Ridge, Switzerland
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8. Painters on the then tallest building in the world, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926 

Fear of Heights, Woolworth Building
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9. Climbers resting on a mountainside in Yosemite

Fear of Heights , Yosemite
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10. The view of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse from atop the suspension cabling, 1940

Fear of Heights
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11. That's an odd place to jump rope, don't you think? 

Fear of Heights,  jump rope
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12. The International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana, in the northern Italian Alps

Fear of Heights, Highline Meeting in Monte Piana
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13. Someone decided to savor the views at Yonah Mountain in North Georgia. My question is: how does he get back up?

Fear of Heights,  Yonah Mountain
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14. Highline above Yosemite Valley

Fear of Heights, Yosemite Valley
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15. Doing a backflip at Trolltunga, Norway. (Photo by Robert Godwin)

Fear of Heights, Trolltunga, Norway
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