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Dare devils walk across rope 1,000ft above Moscow to set a new Guinness World Record 

Dare devils walk across rope 1,000ft above Moscow to set a new Guinness World Record

  • Athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada walked the rope at 1,140ft – higher than London’s Shard 
  • The event took place on Saturday and Sunday across the Russian capital’s Oko Tower and the Neva Towers
  • Previous record for city slack lining is held by Alexander Schulz who walked at 810ft over Mexico City in 2016 

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Seven slack line walkers have broken the world record for the highest urban high-line, walking across a length of rope at over 1,000ft in Moscow.

Athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada walked for 800ft at a nauseating height of 1,140ft – a hundred feet higher than London’s Shard. 

Russia’s Sergey Shakuto, 37, said: ‘It was an almost impossible event, because in Russia it is incredibly difficult to get permissions for this. I managed to do it with a drone and I was not afraid to take dangerous positions making my pictures so unique.’ 

The group smashed the previous record by 330ft and it was attended by Guinness World Record staff, who will carry out some final measurements before making the record official.

The event took place on Saturday and Sunday between the southern Oko Tower, the second tallest building in Europe, and the Neva Towers, still under construction but set to become Europe’s tallest skyscraper. 

The previous record for city slack lining is held by Alexander Schulz who walked 700ft at 810ft over Mexico City in 2016.

Athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada walked for 800ft at a nauseating height of 1,140ft – a hundred feet higher than London’s Shard. The group smashed the previous record by 330ft and it was attended by Guinness World Record staff, who will carry out some final measurements before making the record official.

Russia's Sergey Shakuto, 37, said: 'It was an almost impossible event, because in Russia it is incredibly difficult to get permissions for this. I managed to do it in one day with a drone and I was not afraid to take dangerous positions making my pictures so unique' (pictured: a female athlete takes part in the record breaking feat)

Russia’s Sergey Shakuto, 37, said: ‘It was an almost impossible event, because in Russia it is incredibly difficult to get permissions for this. I managed to do it in one day with a drone and I was not afraid to take dangerous positions making my pictures so unique’ (pictured: a female athlete takes part in the record breaking feat)

Seven high line walkers were watched by Guinness World Record officials as they attempted to beat the previous record which was held by Alexander Schulz who walked 700ft at 810ft over Mexico City in 2016

Seven high line walkers were watched by Guinness World Record officials as they attempted to beat the previous record which was held by Alexander Schulz who walked 700ft at 810ft over Mexico City in 2016

Foggy conditions during the walk between two of Moscow's tallest buildings. The city has the tallest skyscrapers in Europe and the eleventh tallest free-standing structure in the world

Foggy conditions during the walk between two of Moscow’s tallest buildings. The city has the tallest skyscrapers in Europe and the eleventh tallest free-standing structure in the world

One of the athletes dangles from the rope by his feet. They wore harnesses but that would not have done much to reduce the heart rate at over 1,000ft above the deck

One of the athletes dangles from the rope by his feet. They wore harnesses but that would not have done much to reduce the heart rate at over 1,000ft above the deck

Shakuto, an action sports photographer, takes pictures while hundreds of feet above the ground in Moscow

One of the athletes dangles his feet over the edge of the skyscraper as another walks along the slack line

Shakuto, an action sports photographer, takes pictures while hundreds of feet above the ground in Moscow; and one of the athletes dangles his feet over the edge of the skyscraper (right) as another walks along the slack line

One of the athletes appears as a tiny dot on the horizon while making the record breaking walk across the Russian capital. The event took place on Saturday and Sunday between the southern Oko tower, the second tallest building in Europe, and the Neva Towers, still under construction but set to become Europe's tallest skyscraper.

One of the athletes appears as a tiny dot on the horizon while making the record breaking walk across the Russian capital. The event took place on Saturday and Sunday between the southern Oko tower, the second tallest building in Europe, and the Neva Towers, still under construction but set to become Europe’s tallest skyscraper.

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