Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world
“Navagio beach” has been rated several times in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Famous videos like this one or this one have gone around the world. The place has had base jumpers, rope jumpers, climbers, motorcycling and much more… So we left to setup the first ever Slacklines over Navagio beach.
The team was made of 15 people from Greece, Austria, Germany, France, Holland and Switzerland. All over motivated and experienced slack liners ready for this challenge.
A challenge indeed since rising two highlines of 270 meters and 580 meters is not an easy task.
Steps for the rigging:
- Bringing 10 bags full of gear to the location
- Scouting the anchors
- Rigging four anchors (one side take 30 minutes of walking along the cliffs)
- Making the connexion with a drone
- Pulling the 3mm tagline across the hole bay (we didn’t notice it was floating in the water at some point and that a swimmer was playing with it)
- Pulling the 270m & 580m setups (main line + backup line) over the hole bay.
Once rigged, these we definitely some of the most beautiful lines ever. People travel from all around the world to visit Navagio beach. We were standing in a place nobody else had ever been before. Literally gazing down to the beach, 200m above the boats and the people. Every single moment was unique and priceless. The emotion of walking on those lines is difficult to describe. Euphoria is pretty close.
Samuel Volery, Antony Newton, Karin Doblander and Nico … are some of the best Highliners in the world. Their performances on these lines were absolutely stunning.
I also had some of my best runs and attempts of my life. I walked the 270m highline in crazy conditions with very strong winds. The line had a 15m side-sag and I had to fight for every step. I finally walked the line with 5 catches. My best segment was about 180m without falling.
I was so excited and couldn’t believe I was able to spend time out there and walk the line full-man (back & forth) and felling in control all the time. This is a level of Highlining that no professional Trickliner has ever reached.
My dream for that day on is to compete at an international level of Tricklining and being part of the best Highliners at the same time, trying to master Slacklining in all it’s disciplines.
Aidan Williams, an Austrialian photographer, captured some of the best moments of this adventure. Find more about him here.