Hot in travel: videos of daredevils, volcanoes and a baby panda

This week was filled with amazing videos from around the world, from daring adventures in skiing, climbing and flying, to baby pandas, gum walls and volcanoes.

Seattle's gum wall.

Seattle's gum wall. Image by N i c o l a / CC BY 2.0

Seattle's weird and wonderful gum wall was given a deep clean this week, much to the dismay of all who love the colourful and slightly disgusting local point of interest. The wall, near Pike Place market, has been washed totally clean for the first time in 20 years. While there was an estimated 1 million pieces of gum on the wall, it likely won't be long until dedicated visitors start to built up the icon once again.

Watch it all wash away here.

Volcan de fuego near Antigua, Guatemala, has begun to spew lava.

Volcan de fuego near Antigua, Guatemala, has begun to spew lava. Image by Mayan Crossroads

An alert has been issued in Guatemala due to increased eruptions at the Fuego volcano near Antigua. Emergency officials have issued an orange alert, with some people being evacuated, as lava has began to spill from the volcano and small tremors occurred.

Watch video here.

A skier fell 1,600 feet down the side of a mountain in Alaska.

A skier fell 1,600 feet down the side of a mountain in Alaska. Image by Teton Gravity Research

Ian McIntosh, a professional skier, survived an astounding fall down a mountain in Alaska, which was captured back in April during the making of a ski and snowboarding film, called Paradise Waits by Teton Gravity Research. The filmmakers uploaded the footage of the fall this week.

Watch the video here.

British daredevil James Kingston scaled the Eiffel Tower.

British daredevil James Kingston scaled the Eiffel Tower. Image by James Kingston

British daredevil James Kingston filmed himself climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower without the use of safety ropes. The 25-year-old was held in custody after the feat, but was released without any charges, providing he does not climb the tower for three years.

Watch the video here.

Bei Bei the baby panda gets a check-up.

Bei Bei the baby panda gets a check-up. Image by Smithsonian Zoo

Bei Bei the baby panda of the National Zoo in the US got a check-up this week, which showed the cub is growing up healthy and strong.

Watch the video of the check-up here.

Two men with jet packs flew alongside an Emirates Airbus in Dubai.

Two men with jet packs flew alongside an Emirates Airbus in Dubai. Image by Emirates

In another death-defying feat, two "jetmen" flew alongside an Emirates Airbus passenger jet in Dubai, and the results were captured in stunning videos.The Jetman Dubai duo took to the skies along with the plane on 13 October in a carefully choreographed flight at 4,000ft .

Terrifying spectacle of a Jetman flying beside the A380 Superjumbo above Dubai.

Terrifying spectacle of a Jetman flying beside the A380 Superjumbo above Dubai. Image by Emirates

Watch the video of the flight here.

Watch the behind-the-scene video here.

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