Daredevil highliner performs walk 1,200ft above the Alps - PHOTO

19:31 | 18.12.2013
Daredevil highliner performs walk 1,200ft above the Alps - PHOTO

Daredevil highliner performs walk 1,200ft above the Alps - PHOTO

A daredevil highliner has performed a walk 1,200ft above the Alps. Frenchman Julien Millot walked across the two inch wide wire of the Vanoise Express cable car which runs in front of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. The heartstopping walk across the 196ft gap was to mark the tenth anniversary of the Paradaski ski area and Mr Millot, a former engineer, was joined by his friend Tancrede Melet. Mr Millot, who lists rock climbing as his first love, is an experienced highliner as well as a keen base jumper and paraglider. A highline is a type of tightrope walk which is done on a slack line strung between two points. It was inspired by artists who walked on cables that were fixed between points thousands of feet in the air.The record of the longest highline walk is held by Jerry Misewski who completed a 704ft walk in America this October. This cable way linked Las Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and la Plagne and was designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.The pair are part of a group called Skyliners that travel the globe doing various stunts and extreme sports such as rock climbing, tightrope walking and base jumping. Julien Millot and Tancrede Melet have also created a documentary called I Believe I Can Fly which details their amazing exploits on tightropes and slacklines across the world. Using their skill and experience as climbers, the pair challenge themselves to complete higher and more difficult stunts. Released in November, the film shows the group balancing and bouncing on slacklines in remote areas in mountain ranges in Chamonix, France, in Norway, as well as walking barefoot on lines above Paris held only by one safety rope.(dailymail.co.uk)ANN.Az
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