American Daredevil Crosses Canyon Without Safety Net
(NEW YORK) -- American daredevil Dean Potter took thrill-seeking to a whole new level Sunday, walking across a canyon almost 6,000 feet above sea level without a safety line.
Potter, from New Hampshire, completed the feat by crossing the Enshi Grand Canyon in central China’s Hubei province, according to the BBC.
He tiptoed barefoot across the canyon on a one-inch thick rope in a technique known as slack-lining. The rope was more than a mile above sea level and Potter, 40, used no safety harness or safety net to complete his walk.
In video of the stunt circulated online, Potter, also a world-renowned base jumper and rock climber, can be seen wearing headphones and listening to music while making the trek.
Potter took about two minutes to walk the approximately 131 feet across the canyon.
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