Adventurers scale across the French Alps while testing wind-blowing slackline routes
Cut us some play! Adventurers scale across the French Alps while testing wind-blowing slackline routes
- Adventurers have taken to the skies from Lans-en-Vercors, near Grenoble, France
- Participants in the Marmotte Highline Project posted videos of them over slacklines
- The four-day festival has 18 highlights and lasts until July 7
Adrenalin addicts take to the skies this week and walk down the dizzying heights of the Alps – on slacklines.
Not for the weak – or for anyone struggling with fear of heights – the four-day festival of rope walking opened today in Lans-en-Vercors.
The small village near Grenoble in southern France serves as the basis for adventurers climbing in the surrounding mountains.
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A man walks on a slackline during the 7th edition of the European & # 39; Marmotte Highline Project & # 39; (MHP) festival in Lans-en-Vercors, near Grenoble, in the east of France, on July 4, 2019
Lans-en-Vercors near Grenoble in the south of France serves as a base for adventurers who climb into the surrounding mountain panorama
The festival, called the Marmotte Highline Project, attracts slack liners from all over the world of all ages.
18 different slackline harnesses have been built in the surrounding mountains, a low-voltage form that can still be walked on.
The festivities started this evening on the village square where attendees were given the opportunity to walk a rope from St. Bartholomew's church to the town hall while the festivalgoers were under it.
18 different rigs of slackline, a low-tension form of rope that is still walkable, are set up in the mountains around Grenoble
Engineer Aurel Pap posted a video of the square as he took the rope walk and wrote: & # 39; Jesus whispered in my ear & # 39; get up and walk & # 39 ;. It happened. & # 39;
Pablo Signoret, who holds the world record for the longest blindfolded slackline walk (1,387.2 ft), was also seen from the church.
Pro Slackliner Arthur Pera, 24, shared a video of himself sitting on the top of one of the mountains overlooking Grenoble when a plume of fog rose from a valley to one side.
Aurel Pap and slackline world record holder Pablo Signoret both saw a slackline of the church in the center of Lans-en-Vercors traversing masses of people.
Arthur Pera shared a video of himself on the top of a mountain near the city of Grenoble, France, where he points to a slackliner and also misses a huge cloud rising up the mountainside
Slacklining is a variation on high rope running, but has a big difference with a tight rope.
The tension of the material of the rolling material that continues to run is reduced, so that balancing becomes demonstrably more difficult.
The activity is performed outdoors and has become increasingly adventurous over time with adventurers graduating from lines between two trees and trees between two trees.
The festival continues until July 7.
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