UK's highest altitude highline completed on Ben Nevis


Blackleaf
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The setting of a new record for the UK's highest altitude highline has been revealed in a series of images.

A team of highliners completed their challenge 4,409ft above Gardyloo Gully on Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, on 6 May.

In pictures: UK's highest altitude highline completed on Ben Nevis


5 July 2019
BBC News


A team of highliners undertook the challenge above Gardyloo Gully

The setting of a new record for the UK's highest altitude highline has been revealed in a series of images.

A team of highliners completed their challenge 4,409ft above Gardyloo Gully on Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, on 6 May.


The team beat a record they had previously set

Highlining involves walking between two points on a flat piece of cable called webbing. Safety harnesses prevent highliners from falling to the ground if they lose their balance.

Sheffield-born Sarah Rixham, a previous holder of the world-record for the longest female highline, was part of the team.

She has described highlining giving her a feeling of being "free and floating" and that she always feels safe, even when she loses her balance.


Safety harnesses prevented the highliners from falling when they lost their balance

The other team members were Tom Parker, Jack Chandler, Tania Monier, Rosanna French, Augustin Moinat, Thibaut Simon and Brodie Scott.

They broke their own record which they set on Sgurr Alasdair in Skye at a height of 3,202ft.

Inverness-based photographer Johny Cook documented May's feat on Ben Nevis.


The challenge was completed in May

All images copyright of Johny Cook.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-48880463
 
taxslave
#2
Not sure why anyone would want to do that.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not sure why anyone would want to do that.



"Because they're idiots. Sort of gelled, permed hair types. Australians. Normally I would avoid them. I don't want to know that sort of people." - Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad 2 when he's asked by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant why people do extreme sports. He ended up doing a bungee with some native people in Vanuatu - from a height of about 4ft.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not sure why anyone would want to do that.

That's how you get high in the Scottish Highlands.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's how you get high in the Scottish Highlands.

Smoking the local heather makes you quite high. Stronger than tobacco. That's what Glaswegian Brian told me once in work.

Pointless fact of the day: Highland, which I think is the third largest subdivision of the UK after England and Scotland and is where mighty Ben Nevis is situated, is the same size as Belgium.
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Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Smoking the local heather makes you quite high. Stronger than tobacco. That's what Glaswegian Brian told me once in work.
Pointless fact of the day: Highland, which I think is the third largest subdivision of the UK after England and Scotland and is where mighty Ben Nevis is situated, is the same size as Belgium.

Your Glaswegian "had" you.


... surprise, surprise ...


The "mighty" Ben Nevis didn't even come close to the height of the tallest 150 mountains in Canada. If fact, it's right off the scale and there are mountains around that height in Eastern Canada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...mits_of_Canada
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Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Your Glaswegian "had" you.
... surprise, surprise ...
The "mighty" Ben Nevis didn't even come close to the height of the tallest 150 mountains in Canada. If fact, it's right off the scale and there are mountains around that height in Eastern Canada.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...mits_of_Canada

Your "mighty" Toronto is diddy compared to London, which has 9 million people, truly mighty, the second-biggest city in Europe after Moscow. Even Manchester, with 3.2 million people, is bigger than your largest city.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Your "mighty" Toronto is diddy compared to London, which has 9 million people, truly mighty, the second-biggest city in Europe after Moscow. Even Manchester, with 3.2 million people, is bigger than your largest city.

When Toronto hits London's population in five or six decades time, it will be a hellish nightmare. The only thing preventing it from being one now, is that the whole place is shiny new. Practically, the whole urban area here is post WWlI. The older cities are to the East in Quebec and Nova Scotia.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

When Toronto hits London's population in five or six decades time, it will be a hellish nightmare. The only thing preventing it from being one now, is that the whole place is shiny new. Practically, the whole urban area here is post WWlI. The older cities are to the East in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

London is a hellish nightmare now. During the weekend I watched a YouTube video, with real sound, of daily life in London between 1928 and 1930. The commenters were saying things like "Look. Londoners were white back then" and "Londoners spoke English and not Arabic in those days" and "The days when no Londoner ever heard the sounds of 'Allahu Akbar!'."
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Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Your "mighty" Toronto is diddy compared to London, which has 9 million people, truly mighty, the second-biggest city in Europe after Moscow. Even Manchester, with 3.2 million people, is bigger than your largest city.

London isn't in Europe. It's on an offshore island.
 
Curious Cdn
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Airstrip 1.5
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

London isn't in Europe. It's on an offshore island.

In fact, to be more correct than you, Britain is in the same continent as Japan.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

In fact, to be more correct than you, Britain is in the same continent as Japan.

Neither is in a continent. Both are offshore islands.

It's like saying Madagascar is "in" Africa.

And yes, I'm aware Eurasia is a single continent. It was those moronic Europeans who decided to call it two.
 
Curious Cdn
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Neither is in a continent. Both are offshore islands.
It's like saying Madagascar is "in" Africa.
And yes, I'm aware Eurasia is a single continent. It was those moronic Europeans who decided to call it two.

If you go too far East, Eurasians look a bit too .... well, you know.
 
Blackleaf
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

It's like saying Madagascar is "in" Africa.

It IS in Africa, you twerp. They've just beaten Congo in the African Nations Cup.

And likewise, Britain is in Europe.
 
Curious Cdn
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

It IS in Africa, you twerp. They've just beaten Congo in the African Nations Cup.
Let likewise, Britain is in Europe.

Does that mean that you're actually in the "World" despite not having won a World Cup in 67 years?
 
Blackleaf
#17
I've actually just been pocket searched by a member of Greater Manchester Constabulary who said there has just been a raid on a nearby store by someone wearing "work clothes" - and I'm wearing hi-viz. He saw my work knife and said "You shouldn't be carrying this with you, sir"

"Well, it's the knife I use at work."

"But you shouldn't be carrying with you."

But what am I supposed to do? It's my work issue knife. Wanker. Still, he never confiscated it and found nothing incriminating on me, so I'm innocent.

It took him a few minutes to fill out a card that I can use if I wish to complain about my treatment!

Modern British cops would complain if they saw anyone coming out of the supermarket wth some cutlery knives they've just bought.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Does that mean that you're actually in the "World" despite not having won a World Cup in 67 years?

We're on the world. And we've won several World Cups over a few sporting disciplines.
 
Curious Cdn
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

We're on the world. And we've won several World Cups over a few sporting disciplines.

Nobody throws darts like you guys.
 
Blackleaf
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Nobody throws darts like you guys.

Well the Dutch are quite good. Have you ever watched Raymond van Barneveld?

The Chinese are up-and-coming at snooker. Look at Ding Junhui.
 
Curious Cdn
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Well the Dutch are quite good. Have you ever watched Raymond van Barneveld?
The Chinese are up-and-coming at snooker. Look at Ding Junhui.

Ever watch a Frenchman named D'Artagnan?
 
Blackleaf
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Ever watch a Frenchman named D'Artagnan?

I used to watch Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds as a kid.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's how you get high in the Scottish Highlands.




Nothing to do with the scotch though...I swear.
 

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