Danny MacAskill on top of the Innaccessible Pinnacle

Danny MacAskill on top of the Innaccessible Pinnacle

It’s reckoned by many to be the most difficult scrambling ridge in the UK, and is approached with trepidation by many walkers.

So how about tackling the Isle of Skye’s Cuillin Ridge on a mountain bike?

Stu Thompson’s film of Danny MacAskill’s incredible ride along the knife edge has become an overnight YouTube success, with over 1.6 million views.

The movie gives a new meaning to the cycling term King of the Mountains.

Don’t be fooled by the tranquil opening shots of The Ridge, with MacAskill calmly rowing across Loch Scavaig on his home island of Skye, with his bike in the boat. The film soon switches to vertiginous shots of MacAskill tackling the ridge, with great footage from his helmet GoPro camera and fine drone cinematography.

And, just for good measure, the trials bike expert carries his machine to the top of the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a moderate-grade rock-climb.

The seven-minute YouTube film features stunning footage of the Glasgow-based mountain biker’s daredevil trip along The Cuillin.

And you’ll never ponder how to get over a barbed-wire fence in quite the same way after watching its conclusion.

More MacAskill magic features in the subjects of Cut Media’s YouTube showreel.

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