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Just a short, beautiful video of a man walking a highline at Cathedral Peak against the background of a rising moon.
posted by Scientist (13 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

posted by zeoslap at 9:31 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was hoping he would hurry up and jump on!

posted by mazola at 9:35 PM on January 9, 2013

That's pretty fascinating.... I won't ever do that...obviously, I'm past that point in life..... And there is a bit of sadness because of that fact, because the experience must have been awe inspiring...

For those of you who are at the point in your life that this type of event isn't precluded by age or infirmity, or some other circumstance... never set your goal short of this, because, at some point, it will be too late...
posted by HuronBob at 9:36 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

What a dreamy combination.

A reminder to stop and look up occasionally.
posted by Catch at 11:04 PM on January 9, 2013

I wonder if they timed this shoot for a perigee moon.
posted by Cranberry at 11:05 PM on January 9, 2013

Seems that they shot it from over a mile away to ensure that the moon was as big as possible against the man / rocks. Very cool video and interesting technique. Did feel that the voice issuing commands detracted from the overall effect though.
posted by YAMWAK at 11:14 PM on January 9, 2013

And there is a bit of sadness because of that fact, because the experience must have been awe inspiring...

yep, that was my exact feeling while watching it. I could go to that place, and probably climb up to that spot if it wasn't too technical, but I could never do the highline part. I've tried slacklining before and I just don't have the balancing ability.
posted by mannequito at 12:09 AM on January 10, 2013

aren't people amazing?
posted by wilful at 2:03 AM on January 10, 2013

That was both short and beautiful and at the same time terrifying. I thought he clipped in at one point on the way up, but I guess not. The woman breathing on the mic sort of added to the tension - she was a scared as I was.
posted by bendy at 2:50 AM on January 10, 2013

That was one of the most beautiful events I've ever seen. The rusty coloured rocks, the huge moon and that slim, acrobatic figure etched against it. Magical.
posted by mandarin fish at 8:43 AM on January 10, 2013

Thanks mannequito. I thought he was balancing on cable. The slacklining wikipedia page was helpful in letting me visualize what was going on. Particularly, this picture. I don't think slacklining could/should be limited to the young. Here are some instructions on how to begin.
posted by Xurando at 9:37 AM on January 10, 2013

I was torn between watching the climber doing his balancing act and the sheer awesomeness of the moon drifting across the sky.

Thankfully he managed to silhouete himself so I was spared the awful choice.
posted by ambivalentic at 10:57 AM on January 10, 2013

You know, I was sitting here feeling bitter and pissed about the crap going on in DC, the fires in Australia, and the state of the world in general. This changed all of that.

Dancing on a wire to chase the moon. Sometimes we monkeys do some cool things just because they are cool - and beautiful.
posted by skepticbill at 11:25 AM on January 10, 2013

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