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Acrobat performs Wheel of Death stunt on the edge of a Swiss mountain

Wheel meet again! Death-defying acrobat performs his incredible Wheel of Death stunt on the edge of a MOUNTAIN to honour performers affected by Covid-19

  • Clip shows Ramon Kathriner climb onto a 30ft (9m) revolving metal pendulum
  • He walks inside drum as it sends him rotating over edge of Swiss mountain
  • Ramon was among several performers at Glacier 3000 air show over the village of Les Diablerets in the Alps
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Circus performances have been cancelled around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic but one acrobat has kept the dream alive… with a death-defying Wheel of Death stunt in the Swiss Alps.

Footage shows Ramon Kathriner, dressed in a black suit and bow tie, as he climbs onto his apparatus of choice – a 30ft (9m) revolving metal pendulum – by the edge of a mountain.

He was one of several daredevils who performed at the Glacier 3000 air show over the village of Les Diablerets on Tuesday to honour those in the entertainment industry affected by Covid-19.

Like a hamster in a wheel, Ramon starts walking inside the drum as it sends him rotating over a precarious-looking drop. 

Circus performances have been cancelled around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic but one acrobat has kept the dream alive… with a death-defying Wheel of Death stunt in the Swiss Alps

Footage shows Ramon Kathriner, dressed in a black suit and bow tie, as he climbs onto his apparatus of choice - a 30ft (9m) revolving metal pendulum. He was one of several daredevils who performed at the Glacier 3000 air show over the village of Les Diablerets on Tuesday to honour those in the entertainment industry affected by Covid-19

Footage shows Ramon Kathriner, dressed in a black suit and bow tie, as he climbs onto his apparatus of choice – a 30ft (9m) revolving metal pendulum. He was one of several daredevils who performed at the Glacier 3000 air show over the village of Les Diablerets on Tuesday to honour those in the entertainment industry affected by Covid-19

Like a hamster in a wheel, Ramon starts walking inside the drum as it sends him rotating over a precarious-looking drop - but he's next seen on the outer edge... and jumps in the air

Like a hamster in a wheel, Ramon starts walking inside the drum as it sends him rotating over a precarious-looking drop – but he’s next seen on the outer edge… and jumps in the air

He is next seen walking along the external part of the drum, having taken his jacket off, and even gives a little jump.

Fearless Ramon ramps up the danger another notch by grabbing a skipping rope. 

Again on the outside of the drum, he jumps, spinning the rope twice before landing.

The acrobat is the 7th generation of a circus family, originating in Switzerland and Australia, and grew up on the road with his parents.

His other acts include highwire walking, motorbiking on a wire – and peforming atop a sway pole, which he also did at Glacier 3000. 

Ramon, who is the 7th generation of a circus family, originating in Switzerland and Australia, also performed his sway pole stunt on top of the mountain

Ramon, who is the 7th generation of a circus family, originating in Switzerland and Australia, also performed his sway pole stunt on top of the mountain

Other artistes at the jaw-dropping event included Italian pole dancer Sheila Nicolodi

Other artistes at the jaw-dropping event included Italian pole dancer Sheila Nicolodi

Among the others performing on the day was Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock, who walked blindfolded and rode a bike at an altitude of 3,000m, and Italian pole dancer Sheila Nicolodi.

During his show, Nock broke three records: balancing for 40m on a slope of more than 39.1 degrees, riding a bike on a cable car for 367m, and walking blindfolded on the same cable for 151.1m, according to the organisers.

The resort would usually be packed with visitors, were it not for the pandemic.    

Nock is well-known for his record-breaking tightrope stunts.

In 2015, he broke the Guinness World Record for the highest tightrope walk. 

He walked between two Swiss mountaintops beating the previous record which had been standing for 30 years.

Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock also put on quite a show and broke three records - balancing for 40m on a slope of more than 39.1 degrees, riding a bike on a cable car for 367m, and walking blindfolded on the same cable for 151.1m, according to the organisers

Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock also put on quite a show and broke three records – balancing for 40m on a slope of more than 39.1 degrees, riding a bike on a cable car for 367m, and walking blindfolded on the same cable for 151.1m, according to the organisers

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