Dare Devils Walk Across Rope 1,000ft Above Moscow to set a new Guinness World Record

FILE - Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope during a promotional event in midtown Manhattan, with the Empire State Building behind him, in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -/File Photo

In an attempt to break the world record for tightrope crossing between urban buildings, a group of adrenaline junkies set up a tightrope between two of Moscow’s tallest towers, all without wearing harnesses. The extreme challenge took place between the OKO skyscraper and the Neva tower in the heart of Russia’s capital.

Sky walk masters from Russia, France, Germany and Canada took part in the ambitious 245-metre walk, at an altitude of 350 metres, at the same time marking the founding of Moscow 872 years ago.

The group broke the previous world record by around 100 metres, however representatives of Guinness World Records said they need to do measurements before officially registering the record.

The current record for walking to highest and longest urban highline is held by Alexander Schulz , who walked 217 metres between Torre BBVA Bancomer and Torre Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico at a height of 247 metres.

Russia’s Sergey Shakuto, 37, said: ‘It was an almost impossible event, because in Russia it is incredibly difficult to get permission for this. I managed to do it with a drone and I was not afraid to take dangerous positions making my pictures so unique.’

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