BUCK ON A WIRE
MOST blokes celebrate their bucks party with a wild night on the town, but Zed Colback is a different kind of thrillseeker.
The 25-year old climbing instructor was with two friends in Albany last weekend when he walked a high line strung 60m above the crashing waves of West Cape Howe.
“That’s what I find fun,” the daredevil said, adding his bride-to-be had warmed to his “craziness”.
“I just get stoked on it. That was more fun than anything else.
“I have a climbing harness on and a climbing rope that’s attached to climbing gear that is on the actual line. So if you do fall, you just dangle on the rope.
He said his bride-to-be has warmed up to his craziness.
“At first she’s all, ‘Nah, don’t so this’, and ‘Don’t do that’ but I tell her: ‘I do it safely!’ It looks ridiculous, but it is safe,” Mr Colback said.
A spokesman for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions said while high-lining does not require permission, it would advise against attempting the stunt.
Balancing act: Zed Colback high lines above crashing waves at West Cape Howe. Picture: Clinton Le Chat