ON AUGUST 2ND, 2015 Spencer Seabrooke broke the world record for the longest free solo slackline. This was no small feat: he was 1,000 feet off the ground, walking along a 2½-centimetre-wide slack line, and he was not wearing a safety harness.
Although this might look like an insanely dangerous way to spend one’s spare time (especially since he tumbled twice while trying to set this record), Seabrooke explained to the CBC: “[..] I would rather live my life doing what I want to do, instead of living in fear”.