Man Breaks Highline Record With 1,230-foot Walk

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23-year-old Alexander Schulz, a German
highline walker broke the world record when
he crossed a 1,230-foot long rope strung
between two boulders in China.
UPI reports:
He and his colleagues from
slacklining company One Inch
Dreams set up the line in
Yangshuo. The daredevil spent
three days attempting to cross the
record-breaking line, which bested
the previous record by 230 feet.
Schultz said wind and rain made
the rope extra heavy and soggy,
but the most difficult obstacle was
his own doubt.
“The most important thing was to
get away from the fear of failure in
order to be fully relaxed and able
to react to the oscillation of the
line after smaller mistakes,” he
said.
“The longer I was on the
line, the harder it was to
keep up the
concentration. At the last
third, wind came up and
started shaking the line.
I had to force myself to
keep on walking. Thirty
meters [98 feet] before
the end the wind was
gone, but the fear of
falling came up like never
before.”When I touched
the rock at the end of
the line, my first words
were ‘it’s surreal, I can’t
believe what just
happened.’”

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