World’s longest highline (Slackline 537m-1762 feet) in Switzerland destroyed by lightning

The Swiss slackline athlete Samuel Volery and his team set up the world’s longest highline (slackline) between two Churfirsten-Summits - the Zuestoll and Schibenstoll.

After managing to rig the 537m long highline and a promising first day trying to break the world record, an announced thunderstorm forces the team to withdraw to the basecamp.
When the clouds clear and the sun shows itself again, they can’t believe what just happened… The line is gone - cut by a lightning strike.

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-2 1. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

Oh Shittttttttttttttttttttttttt >:) Pack your hang glider next time peeps, oh and your rubber wellies :S
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0 2. torbengb commented 8 years ago

7:31 "feautering"? Must be some French Swiss word I guess :x
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0 3. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

I didn't expect lightning hitting the line like that.
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0 4. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

#3 Nobody expects lighting hitting the line like that..or the Spanish inquisition..or the comfy chair >:) >:) >:) :squirrel:
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0 5. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#4 You must have the memory of an elephant...comfy chair sounds like fun though, in this case. >:) >:) >:) :squirrel:
JJ raking in the up-votes :*
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0 6. fixento2 commented 8 years ago

Line was long, wet, grounded and hanging up in the air. What did they expect when you make a lighting rod.