In late September, an international team of adventurers met above the Todra Valley in Morocco to harness spectacular highlines in various lengths and heights, including the longest highline ever rigged, at this unique canyon. The previous highline world record was held by Nathan Paulin (F) and Danny Mensik (CZ), who ran in the south of France a line of 1020m.
Sam broke his record on the mountain Moléson, during a meeting of the very best highliners of the world. "We are here mainly to have some fun!" Sam continues: "I wanted to make one last try in the evening. I heard someone else walking on the parallel highline and this gave me the confidence that I wasn't alone out there. I stopped thinking, just counting my steps. It was a meditive state of mind!
In september 2015, Samuel Volery organized the second edition of The Highline Extreme. This year, Europe's best highliners met up with the intention to try and break several highline world records. Keep on reading and experience the event through the eyes of Samuel Volery!
Check out this extreme clip from Samuel Volery, attempting a highline record (537m) in Switzerland, while he gets confronted by the wrath of the thunder god!
10 days after our monster-highline in the Churfirsten (537m long) has been taken down by lightning we still had the open project to make a rope-jump into a highline. Specially for that purpose Marvin has bought a long rope. So we decided to rig another highline near by the world famous devil's bridge in Andermatt (Switzerland), protected between electricity cables, so that lightning was no threat anymore and that the line was not blocking any helicopter pathway.
A slackline world record on marathon
Some months ago we started developing a new line. The goal was to have a line with:
- soft & rounded edges, so it feels nice under the feet
- rather low stretch, so it's easy to rig on big distances
- 3-layer-construction to have the outer fibres under less tension than the inner ones.
New longline world record on polyester! And the proof that 1% of a marathon can be walked on Marathon-webbing!