As our UK editor Gael Pawson puts it, Alex Thomson is "Talented, fiercely competitive and fun." And since sailing around the world alone apparently isn't enough of a challenge, Alex has just pulled off a dramatic yachting stunt: the mast walk. For those of us who've been to the top of a much shorter mast (which remained vertical over a calm harbor), all we can say is "Don't look down, mate."

For more Alex Thomson adventures, visit Alex Thomson Racing.

view from the top of Hugo Boss mast