Tightrope Walking Through the Alps: A Spectacular Peace

Mar 8, 2012 by











It’s not often that we willingly put ourselves in situations of mortal fear, just to see what kind of person (stronger, better, more grateful) comes out the other side. There’s something to be said for people who will do so— give themselves so freely to the universe, ride the air, be at the very whim of the breeze and rocks around them.

I’ve never had the chance, but I’ve heard from people who slackline, skydive, etc., that after the initial leap, there’s a remarkable shift that happens: somehow, the terror in your stomach loosens and a sense of gratitude fills your mind— gratitude for being alive and for feeling simply at one with the world around you.

Here is the trailer for a magnificent documentary called I Believe I Can Fly (Flight Of The Frenchies), by Montaz-Rosset, which follows a bunch of daring Frenchies as they climb, slackline, base jump and tightrope walk across the Alps. It’s a beautiful part of the world and equally beautiful mindset to spend 15 minutes in. And, the documentary does well to convey both the fear and peace that exist within these adventures.

When was the last time you saw a piece of nature that made your palms sweat, inspired awe, made you want to breathe just a little bit deeper so you could carry home a gasp of that beautiful air within you?


I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies ). Free segment from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.



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