Green Lake, Austria
Green Lake in Styria, Austria, in the Hochschwab Mountains.

WATCH: New Waterlining Record Set

Mich Kemeter breaks his own record

Green Lake, Austria
Erik Tormoen

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Slackliner Mich Kemeter has returned to Austria to beat the world record for waterlining that he set a year ago. Kemeter toed his way across 250 meters of slackline tautened over the surface of Green Lake, according to Newsonia. That’s 28 more meters than the 222 with which he set the record in 2012, an endurance test the length of three football fields.

“The biggest issue is the wind and the weather conditions,” Kemeter says. “You have to focus and you have to be really patient and accept certain circumstances.”

In the attempt, he fell 30 times, which thankfully was not the case in setting his 2010 highline record of 86 meters at a vertiginous 282 feet.

Even when he missed his goal by just 6 meters, he climbed out of the water to try again, struggling for 20 days until he reached the other side.

Kemeter plans to continue setting new waterlining records by adding 10 meters of slackline for every year of his life.

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