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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.

Related: Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high canyon

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?

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Via Lost at e minor and Bored Panda

Photos by Sebastian Wahlhuetter, Giordano Garosio, Balaz Mohai