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Dean Potter Walks a Slackline Across China's Enshi Grand Canyon

American Dean Potter walked 130 feet across a slackline placed roughly 6,000 feet above the floor of Enshi Grand Canyon without a safety net, harness, or BASE rig for back up this past Sunday. The video above shows the walk best, with Potter's focused breathing and gusts of wind audible in between Chinese commentary.

It has not been mentioned whether he wore headphones to drown out any ambient noise, or to listen to music. News sites have estimated the full walk at two to three minutes. We've sent Potter an email to learn more about his most recent accomplishment.

For more on Potter, read "The Aerialist" and "Climbing at the Speed of Soul."

H/T: The Telegraph

--Joe Spring
@joespring



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