Everyone feels fear. Spiders, the boogie monster, flying, the dark, other people, clowns, heights, people are scared of anything and everything. Oleg Sherstyachenko, also known as Oleg Cricket, a 25 year old Siberian/Russian man, might have fears but the fear of height is certainly not one of them. This young man travels all across the world to climb incredibly high buildings and videotapes himself. Learn more about this man here and check out the video of his stunts below!
1. How he started
He started doing gymnastics, stunts and martial arts at a professional level at the age of 16.
2. Accomplishing a dream
After moving to Yekaterinburg when he was 17, he had a dream and went hard to accomplish it. He focused all his energy on achieving all that he’s done.
3. Setting his limits
He is able to set his limits because of his experience. In seconds, he can decide whether he will do a stunt or not. These intense stunts aren’t made as impulsive decisions.
Also, he decides what his limits are. If he doesn’t feel comfortable with a stunt then he just doesn’t do it. Easy as that!
4. Dealing with obstacles
When he’s made a decision to climb, nothing can stop him in his tracks. He stays strong and always reminds himself to see the big picture in order to find the solutions he needs.
5. His tattoo
He has a tattoo that says: ‘People who think that I’m not afraid while I’m doing all these stunts, are crazier than I am.’
6. His life goal
Some people see his stunts as a twisted death wish but he sees his stunts as a way to pursue his dreams and life goals.
7. His photography
Not only does he enjoy climbing buildings but he also enjoys taking photographs. His Instagram page is filled with his photography work. With 1 million followers, you’re sure to see something impressive on his page.
8. Travelling the world
Oleg travels all over the world to climb various buildings. He’s been to Germany, France, Dubai and Hong Kong, for example.
Oleg does experience fear but he does not express it in his photos because he wants to great incredible images for his public.
10. Generation Rooftoppers
Many young Russians have followed in Oleg’s footsteps and are making similar videos and posting them on social media. Unfortunately, Andrey Retrovsky, a fellow rooftopper, died while attempting a stunt in Volgoda, Russia. He fell from a nine-story building.