Extreme mountain unicycling – whatever you think of it, you’ve got to admit the photos are pretty epic!

Remember that ‘extreme mountain unicycling’ video we showed you a couple of weeks back? If not, you can catch up here. Well, now we’ve been sent some photos that reveal just how bonkers this trip high into Italy’s Dolomites really was.

Germany’s Lutz Eichholz and Stephanie Dietze managed to scale the 3,011m (9,880ft) Cima Ombretta Orientale on their one-wheeled circus stools and – more scarily – ride almost the whole way back down again, over loose scree and craggy rocks.

Lutz, a unicycling world champion and world record holder, admits it was a “major challenge” despite his years of experience – partly due to the loose trails and sheer drops, but also because on a unicycle you can never stop pedalling! But it was all worth it – just feast your eyes on these amazing pics by Markus Greber

The first part of the ascent through mountain meadows took lots of energy. Picture by Markus Greber

The first part of the ascent through mountain meadows took lots of energy

Lutz and Stephanie had to keep getting off their unicycles and carrying them because the terrain was too steep and technical. Picture by Markus Greber

Lutz and Stephanie had to keep getting off their unicycles and carrying them because the terrain was too steep and technical

Even on the lower slopes, they had to make sure they didn't fall off on the wrong side. Picture by Markus Greber

Even on the lower slopes, they had to make sure they didn't fall off on the wrong side

There were a few places that they could only get across by jumping. Picture by Markus Greber

There were a few places that they could only get across by jumping