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Walking the line

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 - 01:22

Dec. 19 - French highliners walk a cable between snow-capped mountains. Alicia Powell reports.

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Believe it or not, this is a celebration. Defying gravity 380 meters above ground, Julien Millot and Tancrede Melet, walk a line on the Vanoise Express cable car between the snowy mountain caps of the French Alps. The two frenchmen, balanced on the line, only 2.5 cm wide, but 60 meters long, as part of an event marking the 10 year anniversary of the Paradiski ski resort and its Vanoise Express transport system. Only a small rope attached to their harness prevents them from plunging to certain death. SOUNDBITE: "We have no choice but to trust our equipment because it's our lifeline. Our approach is to go step by step. We don't overestimate or underestimate ourselves, we just do what we can when we're ready. Julien and I are both engineers so we are rigorous with the installations and it allows us to have a clear mind and avoid any dangerous hazard." The cable car links two ski resorts and is one of the largest cable car transport systems in the world.

Walking the line

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 - 01:22

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