Daredevil nearly plummets 951ft to his death as he breaks the world record for the longest solo high wire walk

18-08-2015

(Worldkings) With the snowy mountains and beautiful forests of British Columbia in the background, Spencer Seabrooke certainly chose an impressive location for his record breaking challenge.


Seabrook nearly face the death while trying to break the record (dailymail.co.uk)

Approaching the edge of the gully, Seabrooke prepares himself to cross the 210ft long rope, hanging 951ft off the ground.

Taking a deep breath, Spencer seems focused on the enormous task ahead as he surveys the rope stretched across the gully.

The rope makes a loud straining noise as he uses his strong arms to hold on for dear life.

Shocked by his dramatic slip up, Seabrooke can be heard breathing heavily as he tries to compose himself before restarting the fiendish challenge.

Seabrooke briefly shouts a few words of encouragement to himself, helping to gear himself up as he gets back to balancing on the wobbly line of rope.

Every few metres, Spencer lets out a gruff shout, urging himself to stay focused and continue maintaining his balance.

Nearing the end of the rope, the daredevil remains composed and doesn't hurry despite having the finish line in sight.

Two paces to go and Seabrooke makes one large step on to the rock face, before jumping on to the grassy bank.

Having broken the world record by seven metres, the slackliner leaps up with his arms in the air, jubilantly celebrating his new record.

His supporters on the other side show their appreciation of his phenomenal achievement, applauding the new world record holder.

Speaking afterwards, Mr Seabrooke revealed what motivated to keep doing the dangerous sport: 'Without a doubt, it's the fear of falling that keeps you alive.'

'There's no lines at all, so if I hadn't caught the line in those moments, I would've been mashed potatoes after a seven-second free fall,' he told

Slacklining is similar to high rope walking with the notable difference that the rope webbing is a bit more slack and loose.

Spencer Seabrooke is an experienced slackliner, who prefers to add an added element of danger to the normally safe sport by not using a safety support line

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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