Video of the Week - Daredevils Attempt Tightrope Walk Between Two Hot Air Balloons!


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While daredevils like Nik Wallenda make it look easy, tightrope walking is not for the faint of heart under any circumstances. Now imagine trying the feat thousands of feet above the ground, on a three-inch-wide rope tied to two floating hot air balloons! That is exactly the stunt two French men tried to pull off on February 6th, 2013, in South of France.

Tancrede Melet and Julien Milliot, members of a group of extreme athletes called Skyliners, began by making their way up about 10,000-feet aboard some hot air balloons. They then roped together two of the balloons and bravely climbed out to try perform the heart-stopping walk. The whole event was recorded by filmmaker Sebastian Montaz-Rosset, who has created a documentary about the group's previous equally daring slacklining stunts.

As to what happens next? You will have to see that for yourself. The only thing we can tell you is that the Skyliners did have parachutes and are not only safe, but also, planning to perform the stunt one more time, in the very near future. And in case you are wondering, nobody knows why one of the group members decided to dress up as a clown!


The Balloon Highline. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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  • Lambabout 6 years
    • Lambabout 6 years
      Why did he do that?That would be scary
      • yeemaster23about 6 years
        that was very scary and adrenaline rushing just WOW but very awesome and how can an air balloon go up just by fire thats just crazy and AWESOME YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAA
        • sstsstsst71about 6 years
          that would be scary
          • gigiover 6 years
            • Cool guyover 6 years
              that was Cool
              • Cool guyover 6 years
                that was Cool
                • bruhitzanj
                  bruhitzanjover 6 years
                  • ppapdogofordays
                    ppapdogofordaysover 6 years
                    I wonder how much they practice to perform this stunt? they probably practice at a very low height and then go higher. If you agree like and if you disagree reply and tell me what you think.
                    • Unknown over 6 years