Video of the Week: The Balloon Highline

Author: Bryn Davies

This week’s Video of the Week is probably one of the most nerve racking video’s I’ve ever seen! The Balloon Highline is a short, 4 minute movie which shows the French air acrobats, the Skyliners, attempting to highline between two hot air balloons, it sounds too crazy to be true, but yeah, these guys are nuts and that’s what they tried to do!

There are no safety ropes and none of them have ever tried highlining between hot air balloons before so they’re venturing into untested realms, if they fall there’s a couple hundred meters of air beneath them, fortunately they’re wearing parachutes though!

I’ve often watched video’s of people highlining between two rock walls and been amazed by their ability, especially when they’re doing so without any safety ropes. To watch these guys try it on a rope between two hot air balloons is just insane and this is definitely one of the most exciting adventure films I’ve ever seen.

Here’s the blurb from the video:

“You won’t get much closer to Skylining than this!

Last week, we left winter behind and headed to the sun to try and turn our latest dream into reality. We put up a line between 2 hot air balloons to try our first completely movable highline.

All of the Skyliners team was excited to put their skills to the test on such an amazing line…

Thanks to the talent of the pilots, we came really close…

We’ll be going back again very soon to make it happen – watch this space!”

Check out the video here: Warning, if you’ve got a fear of heights, your stomach may turn!

The Balloon Highline. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.