Saturday, December 8, 2017, a tightrope walker broke a world record in Paris, walking barefoot on a strap as wide as a metro ticket between the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower.
This event took place on the occasion of the 31st edition of Téléthon and was live broadcast on France Television and TV5 Monde.
It was a unique exploit and a world record because the strap measured almost 700 meters ! It was the first time in the world that such a long highline was installed and crossed in a city.
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Golden hour for this incredible line
Nathan Paulin, highline world recordman before rigging the highline on the Eiffel Tower
The installation takes place during the night
Two team have to instal from Trocadero and from Eiffel Tower
700 meters, it’s very long and complicated to manage !
In the morning, one of the tightrope walker is going to test the slackline
Reflection of the highline in the street
Tests start early in the morning
Slackline is “slack”, not like the traditional cable for funambulist, it’s more difficult to walk
Parisian people came to see this unique event
Tourists enjoy this spectacular show in the air
It was a first for the “Iron Lady”
The view from the Trocadero place, one of the most famous place of Paris
The highline was instal between Eiffel Tower and a construction crane
One of the slackliners walk with Montmartre behind him
With the height of the slackliner, the line is not completely right
This team is used to walk highline into mountain, not in city
Nathan Paulin is stress for this world record attempt
Before starting to walk, he can enjoy the view and the line
Nathan start is long 700 meters walk in the sky
The only view from the Eiffel tower toward the Trocadero
The public was not very numerous because of Johnny Hallyday ceremony…
Nathan is fully focus on the aim : to not fall
Nathan walk 70 meters above the ground
Nathan “inside” the Eiffel Tower
The walk started from the first stage of the Eiffel Tower
Nathan at the summit of his art
On the ground, french TV celebrities comment the record for national television on live
Finaly Nathan crossed the line in less than 30 minutes without falling
The slackliner is very happy of this new world record
It’s a team world record because the installation demand a lot of help
Nathan is shoot by TV and tourist after the event
Nathan Paulin is only 25 !
The team of the world record on Eiffel Tower
This event took place for the Telethon, a french non-benefit national event