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This stomach-churning image shows a daredevil highliner relaxing in a HAMMOCK 300 metres in the air. In the nail-biting snaps brave Maksim Kagin tip-toeing across a precarious highline over an abandoned quarry near Ekaterinburg, Russia.

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But when he gets half-way across, it all gets a bit too much - and he decides to whip out his hammock and chill out 300 metres in the air.

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Maksim, 25, who has been highlining since 2013, said: I'd been thinking about this project for a long time, and spent a lot of time preparing. "It was pretty high - about 300 metres - and I needed to crawl to the centre of the line before I could get up and start walking.

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"I made the hammock whenI got there to have a rest - after crawling 200 metres on my hands, I was so tired that I needed a break! "This project was pretty hard for me, as the wire I was trying to walk on was not fastened to any stationary points - it was connected to both ends with other wires, so the whole thing was floating.