Location: Undisclosed Time: 6.30 – 8.30 Line name: Morning glory Length of the line: 23m Text by Jonas In summer Tom and I spotted this location and we thought: ‘Wow, this is a perfect location to set a highline!’ But, the location was quite a tourist hotspot and the police are pretty strict in this area. So we decided to postpone this awesome project to a moment where we were really motivated to start rigging early. Peter Soetewey made these beautiful pictures. See http://www.petersoetewey.be/ for more awesome work of him.
In summer Tom and I spotted this location and thought: ‘Wow, this is a perfect location to set a highline!’ But, the location was quite a tourist hotspot and the police are pretty strict in this area. So we decided to postpone this awesome project to a moment where we were really motivated to start rigging early. So, some months went by until…
The evening before the project Tom, David and I were discussing the plan. Yuri couldn’t make it unfortunately, due to his study. We decided to start rigging early and go away before the day was started, because we didn’t want to be sent away.
At six o clock in the morning my alarm went off. So, so early for a Sunday morning! I woke up the rest of the guys (not easy) and we went to the spot. We had already divided up the gear for each side into separate backpacks and pretaped the line so we we able to rig really fast. We were almost finished within 30 minutes, but David spotted a misaligned shackle. It was difficult to realign, because there was already a bit of tension on the line. At that moment our mission was in danger, de-tensioning meant we almost had to start over again. But with all of us, a hangover and a linegrip we were able to release the tension of the shackle and placed it correctly :)
When the sun rose I had the honour of the first attempt. I stood up and immediately felt super confident on the line. The walk towards the other side was short, but I enjoyed every moment! Halfway I started to smile, because I realised that we fulfilled our mission of the morning. Getting up so early with a dreamy mission is a really nice start of your Sunday. Especially when you’re already dreaming a couple of months about a project!
Tom and David also had an awesome time on the line. David was walking so solid in his green flashy leggings. But when he walked back on his second full man a harbour boat sailed really close by. We realised that we were being spotted, took all the gear within 5 minutes down. We drove happily away and to a nice café for breakfast. When we arrived we high fived each other and went eating Sunday morning breakfast with croissants!