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Classic Highline in Rio de Janeiro

Take a nap in the clouds

(Photo: Scott Rogers)
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Brazil is home to one of the fastest-growing slacklining communities in the world. In early 2013, I traveled with an American team to Rio de Janeiro to conquer some of the country's most classic highlines and also to establish some newer, longer lines.

On the first day of our trip, we climbed up to the summit of Gavea Stone to rig this particular line. Here, Brian Mosbaugh lays down among the clouds with a nearly unbelievable backdrop of the city behind him.

I took a turn walking this beautiful highline shortly after and then capped off the day with BASE jump to the bottom. 

TOOLS: Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/2500 second, f/2.8, ISO 100 

Filed To: Aerial Sports
Lead Photo: Scott Rogers