A few weeks ago we showed you stupefying photos of a group of highliners suspended on a hand-knitted hammock in a Moab canyon. This time highliners in the Italian Alps are posting some incredible shots of themselves in hammocks attached to tightropes and camped out hundreds of feet above ground. This crazy event happened during the international Highline Meeting Festival—where “slackers”, as they call themselves, spent a good part of their days and nights, enjoying amazing views and taking pretty cool selfies to share online.
The highline meeting on Monte Piana is the biggest slackline festival in Italy. It attracts hundreds of brave people from all over the world who share a love of mountains and the adrenaline of being very high up. This year, the festival featured about 18 highlines—some of which were 300 feet long—as well as competitions, movies, and even acro-yoga workshops.
But the most astonishing thing of all has to be how some of the attendees spent most of their time in hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. Laughing in the face of death, they balanced precariously on tightropes, camped out, took photos and even slept up there.
Yes, that’s a truly magnificent bedside view, but what if you need to go to the toilet in the middle of the night?