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No Slacking: Wire Walker's 1,800m Canyon Stunt
A daredevil "slackline" walker has crossed China's Enshi Grand Canyon on a rope 1,800 metres (5,900ft) high and only two centimetres wide.
Dean Potter made the 40m (131ft) walk in Hubei Province in two minutes without any safety equipment and barefoot.
A "slackline" is considered more challenging than a conventional tightrope as the line is not completely taut, leaving it susceptible to bouncing and stretching.
Potter, 40, who grew up in New Hampshire in the US, is also a rock climber.
what do you think?
Brave? or Stupid? I have no doubt that both opinions will be posted, however whatever Your point of view nobody could argue that this is anything less than an incredible feat of both skill and dareing. Not for Me but well done Dean.
Brave man. Scared me to bits just watching this.
thats nothing, i once slapped a waiter with a fillet o fish
I agree with you Darren BUT I still think the authorities should only have let him do it with safety measures in place. Come to think about it...safety measures in China ? hmm....
WOW.. Amazing guy..made me go cold just watching him
Very brave, but totally out of his tree.