IT WAS ONLY three years ago that Noblet, 23, took her first steps on a highline, a slackline rigged hundreds of feet off the ground. Since then, the former speed skater from Vancouver has been on an absolute tear, repeatedly breaking the women’s distance record, bringing it to 1.2 miles long—the same as the men’s. “With long lines, the hardest part is committing, because the other side looks so far away,” she says. “But as soon as I step on, that concern disappears.” Here are three of her notable accomplishments, all from the past year.
TIANMEN MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, CHINA
As a dare, Noblet crosses a 180-foot highline strung 200 feet above the ground—wearing high heels. “It was fun,” she says. “You never feel comfortable, which shows how bad high heels actually are for you.”
VALHALLA PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
On the top of 9,206-foot Gimli Peak, Noblet walks “Mia’s Line,” the first highline in the Selkirk Mountains.
Noblet shatters her world record when she walks 1.2 miles across what was once the largest asbestos mine in the world. “I personally don’t care about breaking records, but I really like walking long lines,” she says. “I like the mental state it puts me in.”
Noblet high above Senja, Norway, in 2018.