Stunning shots of fearless highliners scaling dizzying heights

These stunning shots of highliners teetering across a rope high above the clouds will make your head spin.

Samuel Volery walks a high-line over the mountains in Moleson, Switzerland. with the sunset washing over him

Samuel Volery walks a high-line over the mountains in Moleson, Switzerland. with the sunset washing over him

The stomach-churning shots show the talented highliners competing for the world record for tip-toeing across the world’s longest highline.

Not for the faint-hearted, the fearless highliners glide through the clouds above breath-taking views over the rolling mountains in Moleson, Switzerland.

Face to face in the morning on the top of Moleson, during the sunrise. Only two very motivated highliners were there early in the morning

Face to face in the morning on the top of Moleson, during the sunrise. Only two very motivated highliners were there early in the morning

Record holder Samuel Volery, who has been highlining for nine years, said: “Highlining is the first sport that really fascinated me.

“Now I start pushing the limits, and you really want to go big because big lines feel much softer and nicer.

Two girls above the clouds on the top of Moleson, one on a 90m-long rope and the other on a 120m

Two girls above the clouds on the top of Moleson, one on a 90m-long rope and the other on a 120m

“It’s a super nice challenge to pass big lines – it’s a kind of meditation when you walk across.

“Mostly it’s just about having fun.

Samuel Volery walks a high-line over the mountains in Moleson, Switzerland. with the sunset washing over him

Samuel Volery walks a high-line over the mountains in Moleson, Switzerland. with the sunset washing over him

“Lots of world records are attempted, but I don’t see it as a bad thing – we are not competing against each other, we are pushing each other.

“We are a group of friends and anyone is welcome to highline and join us!”

Nathan Paulin walks on the cable car track over the mountains in Moleson, Switzerland

Nathan Paulin walks on the cable car track over the mountains in Moleson, Switzerland

Sam was one of the organisers of the event along with Une Bonne Idée.ch, which saw the best highliners from around the world gathered to attempt the world records.

The longest highline attempted was 477 meters long, and a staggering 2002 metres high in the mountains.