Offbeat Video

 

By Mike Jones 


An extreme highliner took his love of the sport to the extreme when he walked across a railway line.

Caio Afeto, 30, Espirito Santo, Brazil, braved the highline across the cliffs as the train passes underneath, close to the city of João Neiva, in September this year.

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He said: “This idea came after I saw a photo of the place taken by someone passing through on the train.

“I decided to search a little more and I was able to locate this place on the map, which to my surprise was only 90Km away from the city where I live.

“I like to explore different locations and this was one of those places that has a unique elements for practicing the sport.”

Before taking on the highline, Caio is always sure to check the safety of the line an avoid taking any risks.

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He said: “Highline is a mixture of feelings, first you search for a place that gets you excited and challenges you.

“Then you need to plan the whole puzzle, that is to set up a highline and put it into practice so that nothing goes wrong.

“Then comes the sensation of fear, anxiety, doubt and finally the focus on making sure that you are able to cross a span by balancing on a 2.5cm wide nylon elastic tape several feet off the ground.

PIC BY Caio Afeto/ CATERS NEWS

“In this highline especially when the train passed underneath during the crossing I felt a very strong interaction with the environment because it required my more demanding know how to deal with the vibration and the deafening noise it made.”