World’s Most Extreme: Highlining
Highlining is a slackline discipline that is practiced at great heights that is commonly carried out between mountains, buildings, bridges or any other high places. Having said that, highlining is not just a sport of walking across rope or wire between two high points, it also challenges for a strong mental and physical determination of an individual. Slacklining, a very similar sport, gave rise to highlining. There are no many differences between the two very similar sports other than the fact that slackliners would be hanging just a few feet of the ground while highliners would be hanging hundreds of feet in the air.
When one brings up about the extreme sport of highlining, one will not ponder far away from the name of Pablo Signoret. The French highliner has made himself known to the world about his magnificent abilities since the early days. On 16 December 2017 during the Shimenguan Yangbi Dali China International Highline Challenge, Pablo Signoret, managed the longest highline walk every recorded in the world all while wearing a blindfold. The fearless highliner completed the challenge in his first attempt. The daunting highline was anchored between two mountains with a vast river beneath 459.25 m (1,506 ft) above ground level. The Frenchman managed to travel a total distance of 422.82 m (1,387.2 ft) from start to finish within an impressive time of 25 mins 6.7 secs.
Many people would assume that engaging in such a sport is solely for enjoyment and amusement. They had no idea that it entails a variety of elements, including facing your own anxiety. Although fear is mostly ingrained in us and essentially inevitable, Twelf-X will assist you in overcoming such situations. The theme of Twelf-X is stepping beyond of your comfort zone.