12.12.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Record-Breaking Longest Highline Walked Without Harness

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Every week I try to send out some interesting links to our Booooooom Secret Email Club and if you’re one of the subscribers you saw the insane video of Spencer Seabrooke walking a highline (without a harness) 64m long and 291m high in Squamish, British Columbia. I live about an hour from this spot; it’s called The Chief. I’ve hiked the peaks many times, and it’s unfathomable to me that someone would stand at the top and consider doing this.

This new video below will give you much better context for the record-breaking feat. Filmmaker Levi Allen put together a fascinating portrait of the slacklining and highlining community in Vancouver, and documented Spencer as he worked his way up to breaking the free solo highline record. It’s also worth noting that Levi made this film while living out of his van, without any outside funding.

Watch the video “Untethered” below.

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24.07.09 by Jeff

The Chief

Yesterday, my sister and I hiked The Chief, a beautiful mountain peak just outside the city. I promised a bunch of you I’d post a few photos, so here they are! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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