Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Don't look down

Don't look down! Daredevil plays for high stakes during dizzying tightrope walk above Monte Carlo

Now that's what you call a high-stakes gamble in Monaco. Daredevil Mich Kemeter teeters on an inch-wide length of cord, a dizzying 200 feet about the skyline of Monte Carlo. The principality - more famous for its casinos and Grand Prix motor race - provided a stunning backdrop for adrenaline junkie Mich, 23, to perform the dangerous craze of highlining. The 23-year-old managed to across the 50 metre line twice while his friend and professional photographer Mathias Tauchner captured the escapade on camera. Amazingly, Mich said he didn't find the stunt nerve racking at all. He said: ‘I know exactly what I can do, I know the limits of my mental fitness and I always try to find new ways to keep my cool. ‘I crossed the line just two times on that day and I did the first ascent of the new bolted Line. All without falling. ‘I did wear a safety harness, safety comes first.  'But while the harness would hopefully save my life if I fell, I could still I could still risk serious injury if I slipped - so I'm always very careful. ‘I've highlined above some superb locations including Yosemite National Park, but Monaco is one of my favourite places to do it. ‘It is one of the most beautiful places on this earth and Monaco also has the world's highest life expectancy at almost 90 years.

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