Daredevil becomes first to slackline from Scotish sea stack

By Ben Hooper
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July 13 (UPI) -- A German daredevil has become the first person to walk a high wire from the famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

Alexander Schultz, who holds five world record for slacklining, was filmed Saturday walking a slackline from the summit of the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney to the mainland.


Schultz was 150 yards over the water as he crossed the distance of nearly 200 yards.

"Being a slackliner and seeing pictures of The Old Man of Hoy it was absolutely clear what was missing there," Schultz said. "It was a dream to walk that line and it became reality."

Schultz said his team used removable slings to anchor the slackline and did not do any damage to the rock or leave behind any waste.

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