Alexander Schulz from Germany managed to break the Guinness World Record for the longest distance walked on a highline in Guilin, Guangxi, where he spent days crossing a 375-meter-long rope while balancing 100 meters above ground.
The 23-year-old highline walker along with his co-workers from the slacklining company One Inch Dreams secured the line between two limestone boulders in scenic Yangshuo county. After three days of failed attempts, Schulz battled the elements, including strong winds and rain, and crossed from one side to the other, successfully toppling the previous record by 70 meters.
“Thirty meters before the end the wind was gone, but the fear of falling came up like never before,” he was quoted as saying in a Daily Mail report. “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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