Danny MacAskill Debunks Climate Change Myths One Trick at a Time

In his latest production, ‘Climate Games,’ MTB stunt rider Danny MacAskill hopes to elevate the conversation around climate change. And he’ll pedal across a wind turbine blade 260 feet in the air to get your attention.

The remarkable MTB stunt cyclist known as Danny MacAskill takes his talents to entirely new heights — physically and metaphorically.

In his latest production, “Climate Games,” we find the 35-year-old Scot pouncing inside, up, and through the top of a 260-foot wind turbine before pedaling across one of its 164-foot blades. And although it may not all be fun any games these days, MacAskill and his team seem intent on using levity to inspire serious action.

Danny MacAskill on a wind turbine in the mtb-stunt film 'Climate Games'.

MacAskill, a longtime Red Bull athlete, gained notoriety through his quirky mountain bike-oriented stunt films more than a decade ago. Lately, however, he’s used his platform to forge powerful partnerships over sustainability initiatives. For “Climate Games,” MacAskill coordinated with YouTube Originals and Google.

The stunt film is a fundraising tool for environmental nonprofit Re:wild. To donate, head to the “Climate Games” video on YouTube and hit the blue “donate” button. Alternatively, make a one-time or recurring donation to the fund at rewild.org.

Once you’ve let MacAskill inspire you out of a dollar or two with “Climate Games,” check out his behind-the-scenes footage below.

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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