High-wire daredevil Freddy Nock has set a new world record for the highest ever cable wire walk. 45-year-old Swiss acrobat walked more than 5,200 feet down a mountain cable car wire near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz – without a safety net or a harness.
Using only a balancing stick, he walked down the cable of a funicular on Mount Corvatsch in Silvaplana, Switzerland.
He shuffled along the cable for some 5,249 feet, starting from the mountain station – at an altitude of 10,836 feet – to the middle station, which is 8,865 feet above sea level.
Nock, who starting learning acrobatic skills at the age of four, successfully completed the walk on his second attempt, after bad weather forced him to stop earlier in the day.