THE BIG PIC­TURE

Don’t look down

Men's Fitness - - The MFers -

Slack­lin­ing – bal­anc­ing on a length of web­bing that has more ‘give’ than a con­ven­tional tightrope – was pop­u­larised in its mod­ern form by climbers look­ing for a way to wind down. Now, it’s a dare­devil sport in its own right. Pho­tog­ra­pher Si­mon Carter (on­sight.com.au) cap­tured this shot of Gui Lopes mid­way through a 70m cross­ing of the Grose Val­ley in Aus­tralia.

‘I scram­bled down a ridge and set my cam­era up right on the cliff edge,’ says Carter. ‘Lopes wasn’t pos­ing here, so I had to wait un­til he was in the right place for the shot. It was tense.’ How high up was he? ‘The drop into the val­ley was about 200m,’ says Carter. That’s far enough for him to draw up a will if he did take a tum­ble.

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