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Australian slacklining expert balances 2,600ft up on Austria's tallest peak

08-16-2011 09:46 BJT

Australian extreme sport enthusiast Michael Kemeter performed his slacklining stunts at the Pallavicini ridge on the side of Grossglockner mountain, Austria's highest peak, reported by Mail Online on August 15.

The line which is about 150ft long and less than an inch wide was strung up 2,600 feet off the ground and fixed between two anchor points but is not taut.

The 23-year-old balanced over the ridge barefoot and half-naked to lower wind resistance and his weight, and to stop his clothes from getting snagged on any of the lines.

Austrian slackline walker Michael Kemeter sets out on his perilous walk across a 150ft line
less than an inch wide, strung between the Pallavicini ridge on the side of Grossglockner
mountain, Austria.

Kemeter shows his head for heights as he kneels on the line after making his crossing. He
went topless to lower wind resistance and reduce any excess weigh.

Kemeter currently holds the world record for slacklining, having recently crossed a 525ft-
long line over the Gruenen See in Styria, Austria.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV.CN

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