Living the high life – slack liners walk on cable car lines

Pic by Pierre Chauffor/Caters News

These slackliners are certainly living the high life – walking with cable cars hundreds of metres above a valley.

Participants in The Extreme Highline earned a fantastic view of the Alps, France and Switzerland while tourists in cable cars gawked at their antics.

Photographer Pierre Chauffour made the trip up to the Moleson ski resort to take pictures of the 100 slackliners over the four-day event.

Pic by Pierre Chauffor/Caters News

He said: “There are some of the best slackliners in the world there, although it’s just a meeting and not a competition.

“It has very long highlines and in a very unique and awesome landscape. That’s what makes it unforgettable.

Pic by Pierre Chauffor/Caters News

“It happens in September, which is a perfect time of year, as the days are long enough and it’s still warm to light up the landscape with all those gorgeous colours.

“The highlines are just a piece of webbing an inch wide. This year, there were seven lines, the smallest 45 metres and the longest 580m.”

Pic by Pierre Chauffor/Caters News