You’re fun of extreme adventures! Ok, but would you sleep in these hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above the ground? For all brave and curious, it was The International Highline Meeting festival, where these thrill-seekers spend most of their time strung up on tightropes stretched across the Italian Alps in Monte Piana. This years International Highline Meeting which held on September 8, took place in the northern Italian alps at Monte Piana, near Misurina.
The attendees call themselves “slackers” because of the slacklines they balance themselves on. During the day, slackers tightrope walk from one mountain to another via thin ropes measuring just 2.5 centimeters thick. This extreme sport differs from tightrope walking in that the rope has a slightly flattened shaped and has slack, meaning that it can move side-to-side or bounce.
Also, the event has all the trappings of a normal festival – a kitchen, a bar, and awesome musical jam sessions. Attendees can also attend a Yoga workshop or take tandem para glider flights. At night, they sleep in hammocks suspended thousands of feet in the air.
This is the third year for the event which was previously held in Ostrov, Czech Republic.