A world record breaking solo tightrope walk almost ended in tragedy just seconds into the stunt when he slipped off the rope and nearly fell to his death.
Highwire artist Spencer Seabrooke lost his footing on the lifeline beneath his feet while more than 950ft in the air above the Chief North Gully in Canada.
Fortunately, the 26-year-old was able to compose himself and climb back onto the rope.
Spencer went on to complete his death-defying stunt and smash the world record 210ft walk across the chasm in Squamish, British Columbia.
Twenty seconds into the video of the incredible 951ft slackline walk below, Seabrooke loses his balance and narrowly averts catastrophe by clinging to the rope for dear life.
Seabrooke regains his composure and restarts the terrifying challenge, breaking the world record by 7ft.
Speaking to the Huffington Post after breaking the record, Seabrooke said:
Without a doubt, it’s the fear of falling that keeps you alive. There’s no lines at all, so if I hadn’t caught the line in those moments, I would’ve been mashed potatoes after a seven-second free fall.Advertisement
Seabrooke is a seasoned slackliner and likes to add the element of danger to the normally safe sport by walking without using a safety rope. The man is a bit bonkers, and it nearly cost him dearly here, but absolute respect to him for having the balls to do this!