MIA NOBLET

Men's Journal - - THE ESCAPE ARTIST -

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.

AS­BESTOS, QUE­BEC

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.

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