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Slackliner balances one-legged as he does yoga on a ROPE 1,000 feet above Moscow

The height of relaxation: Slackliner balances one-legged as he does yoga on a ROPE 1,000 feet above Moscow streets during record-breaking stunt

  • German Friedrich Kühne was part of a group of seven to cross between OKO Tower and Neva Towers in Russia
  • The group completed the Guinness World Record for the highest urban highline ever walked on September 7
  • Mr Kühne practised his yoga while 1,148 feet in the air, filming the feat 100ft higher than London ‘s Shard

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A slackliner practised his yoga and interviewed himself with a selfie stick 1,148ft above the streets of Moscow as he smashed the world record for the highest urban highline crossed.

Seven athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada walked for 700ft between the OKO Tower, the second tallest building in Europe, and the Neva Towers, still under construction and set to become the tallest buildings in the continent, on September 7. 

German Friedrich Kühne, one of the group to smash the Guinness World Record for the highest urban highline ever walked, filmed the incredible feat and practised a series of yoga positions as he hung in the air above the Russian capital, 100ft higher than London’s Shard. 

Warrior pose: Friedrich Kühne practising his yoga 1,148 feet in the air above the streets of Moscow, Russia, on September 7

Mr Kühne interviewed himself with a selfie stick and practised yoga as he hung in the air between the OKO Tower, the second tallest building in Europe, and the Neva Towers

Mr Kühne interviewed himself with a selfie stick and practised yoga as he hung in the air between the OKO Tower, the second tallest building in Europe, and the Neva Towers

Focus: 'I wanted to capture some of the incredible exposure that I felt while I was walking on the highest line that has ever been walked between two buildings,' Mr Kühne said

Focus: ‘I wanted to capture some of the incredible exposure that I felt while I was walking on the highest line that has ever been walked between two buildings,’ Mr Kühne said

Mr Kühne said: ‘I don’t normally film myself with a selfie stick while I am on a rope, but on this one I couldn’t help myself.

‘I wanted to capture some of the incredible exposure that I felt while I was walking on the highest line that has ever been walked between two buildings.

‘It was an experience that I wouldn’t have been able to properly describe with words.’

The previous record for the highest urban highlining was held by German slackliner Alexander Schulz, who walked at 807 feet (246 metres) over Mexico City in 2016. 

While speaking to the camera on the rope, Mr Kühne said: ‘I am extremely grateful and happy that I can get on this line, thanks to the amazing Slackline Tribe Moscow, who have worked hard to get the permissions for this.

‘I cannot help but be reminded of Man on Wire, the documentary about Philippe Petit, who walked a wire between the World Trade Center.’    

Mr Kühne (pictured) achieved the feat along with Russians Alexander Gribanov, Maxim Kagin, Vladimir Murzaev, Gennady Skripko, Canadian Mia Noblet, and Nathan Pauling, from France

Mr Kühne (pictured) achieved the feat along with Russians Alexander Gribanov, Maxim Kagin, Vladimir Murzaev, Gennady Skripko, Canadian Mia Noblet, and Nathan Pauling, from France

Athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada walked at a nauseating height of 1,140ft - a hundred feet higher than London's Shard. The group smashed the previous record by 330ft

Athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada walked at a nauseating height of 1,140ft – a hundred feet higher than London’s Shard. The group smashed the previous record by 330ft

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

Pictured: Genady Skripco in Moscow. Foggy conditions are seen during the walk between two of Moscow's tallest buildings

Pictured: Genady Skripco in Moscow. Foggy conditions are seen during the walk between two of Moscow’s tallest buildings

Kuhne achieved the feat along with Russians Alexander Gribanov, Maxim Kagin, Vladimir Murzaev, Gennady Skripko, Canadian Mia Noblet, and Nathan Pauling, from France. 

The attempt, organized by Anna Vlasova of Slackline Tribe, was made in the Moscow business district on the 872nd anniversary of the founding of Russia’s capital city. 

Russian photographer Sergey Shakuto, who captured some stunning snapshots of the daredevils balancing on the rope, said: ‘It was an almost impossible event, because in Russia it is incredibly difficult to get permissions for this.’ 

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