If it's a bit quiet today that may be because everyone is at BBU 2013, Me Río del Valle or London Hoop Fest.
Tight rope walking infor graphic ...
Just love some of the crazy stunts people did while crossing.
Reminded me that the rope company that I work for made a special rope for Freddy Nock (Swiss tightrope walker, who walks up a lot of cable car wires) at the beginning of last year. If I remember rightly it was 2000m long 22mm diameter & was to break the world record for longest distance tightrope walk. He was hoping to walk across a lake somewhere in South America but it didn't go ahead because the conditions weren't right at the time he was granted permission.
I don't know about that, but Tom Baker is apparently a big fan of Freddie and in an interview back in the 90s he said that he wouldn't hear a bad word said about the wire walker in his presence.
So you can't knock knock when who's there.
I lied it was 3200m long, he still has the rope as far as we are aware.
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