You might want to hold your breath before watching the video above.
Canadian daredevil Spencer Seabrooke broke a world record after successfully tip-toeing across a highline between two cliffs on top of a B.C. mountain without any safety gear. Unlike similar stunts you may have seen, Seabrooke actually loses his balance and falls. Twice.
In the video above you can see him slip off the line and grab it mid-air, saving himself from a 300 metre drop onto jagged rocks. But Seabrooke somehow manages to pull himself up and keep going.
“There’s lots of things in your body kind of telling you ‘that’s not right, you shouldn’t be doing this’ but you know in your mind you have to keep telling yourself what you’re capable of and push yourself,” he said.
Seabrooke tackled “The Itus” for this stunt, using a 64-metre long slackline and suspending it over two gorges on The Stawamus Chief in Squamish on August 2. That’s roughly the same length as two basketball courts, by the way–deadly basketball courts. But the effort proves worthwhile; the daredevil’s run put him seven metres past the previous record, set by American Andy Lewis.
“People die every day, you know? I’m going to die one day for sure whether it’s going to be doing this or something else–all will not know. And nobody ever will,” he said. “So you can’t live your life in fear.”
We guess that’s one way to look at it. Check him out in the video above.