Special thanks to all of our friends and the rigger team which helped us to make this event happen
LEPRI DI MISURINA
DOMINIK - ACROYOGA MAN
BEPPI MONTI - KNÖDEL PARTY
RIBOTTA ART BAR
CHALET LAGO ANTORNO
and many many more...
The Highline Meeting Monte Piana was born in 2012 from the friendship of two highliners: ALESSANDRO D'EMILIA, and ARMIN HOLZER, from their desire to share the spectacular scenary of Monte Piana (Misurina) in the Dolomites.The aim of this event is to invite professional people and enthusiasts from all around the world who would like to try this sport.
This place was chosen not only for its natural beauty but for its historical importance. This area is an open air museum to honor the memory of the 18.000 young soldiers who died here during the First World War. 7 km of trenches are still visitable.
"A performance in honour of the location and dedicated to life "
The idea to sleep in a hammock in such an incredible place was conceived at the very first Highlinemeeting Monte Piana in 2012. The adventurous pioneers Armin Holzer, Alessandro d’Emilia and Igor Scotland were so dazzled by this experience that they wanted to share it with friends. Thus the idea of a collective hammock gathering during the annual Highline Meeting on this special site was created. In the years that followed, this concept was developed and finally on September 10th 2015 this unique project took place once again for the third time.
After spending the night in hammocks, the three founders of this idea were joined by other athletes in an early morning hammock session. A total of 26 people got together to form a colourful and specifically designed rainbow of 17 hammocks. A symbol of peace and a tribute to the past. This location was chosen not only for its natural beauty but for its historical importance. Monte Piana has now become a meeting point for all young people from all over the world who want to share more than a passion, a philosophy, a way of life.
THE FOLLOWING STUNT IS PERFORMED AND DESIGNED BY A PROFESSIONAL TEAM OF ATHLETES AND RIGGERS. (–>The set up has a breaking strength of >150 kN = >15 000 kg for the main line and additionally a redundant back up. Maximum force was 32 kN = 3200 kg).
Video link: vimeo.com/139158591 by Frischluft Film
HIGHLINE WORLD RECORD:
This year 2015, on the 10th of September, Jediah Doohan from Hampshire, UK walked across the mountain peaks in a world record for the longest highline (in polyester) in this beautiful landscape of the dolomites. To walk the 209m long and 100m high 1 inch wide webbing, it took him 20 minutes of intense struggle and concentration. This world record line was very special for Jediah, for the slackline community and for the organizers. Since this simple webbing became a symbol of peace. The Organizers stated: "This is not just a Highline record, we have to remember which peaks this line now connects. In this valley between monte Piana and monte Piano just a hundred years ago, during the WW1 many young soldiers died, killing each other."
Where the border once was between Italy and Austria, where more than 18,000 young men fought in extreme conditions, Jediah walked across on the line named "live for love".
location: Monte Piana-Monte Piano
length: 209 meters
height: 100 meters
sag: 12 meter
name: "Live for Love"
working tension: 3KN
"We all think that this is a tangible sign of love and respect for the environment and life. We also think that not only it’s time to remember but also time to react, a strong message of peace, coming from young people, in this historical moment where borders in our world are still hot and full of conflicts.”
Alessandro d’Emilia - Armin Holzer
Organizers and istitutional relations