By Alex Greig
A filmmaker has created a nail biting video of a group of daredevils attempting to tightrope walk between two hot-air balloons.Filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset shot the exploits of a group of French adventurers who call themselves Skyliners as they attempted the death-defying feat.
The group strung up a line between two hot-air balloons then launched them high into the skies before attempting to walk across the tightrope.
None of the walkers managed to make it all the way across the line before falling.
They were wearing small cameras on their heads to capture first-person footage of the exhilarating stunt.
None of the footage shows the tightrope walkers drifting to the ground on parachutes, but presumably that’s what the tiny packs on their backs contain.
Skyliners describe themselves as ‘a group of flying Frenchies,’ whose passions are ‘highlining, basejumping, mountaineering and much more.’
Montaz-Rosset, whose childhood in the French Alps fueled his passion for the outdoors and sports, has been following and filming the group for several years and recently released a film about them.
Entitled, I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies) is about Skyliners Tancrède and Julien who pioneered ‘highlining,’ a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking.
While none of the Skyliners were successful in their first hot-air balloon tightroping bid, the crew intends to make another attempt within days.