Video: Slackliner Sets New Free-Solo Record

I don’t cover a lot of slacklining news here at The Adventure Blog, but this video simply had to be shared. Shot on August 2 of this year, it features Spencer Seabrooke as he sets a new free solo slacklining distance record, which means he walked this rope without using any safety ropes.

The record was set while Spencer was suspended 290 meters (951 ft) and crossed a chasm that is 64 meters (209 ft) wide. It is an incredible display of nerves and balance, and as you watch this clip, don’t forget to remind yourself to breathe. It gets a little intense at times.

Kraig Becker