Trolls´ Highline - First Ever Troll Rocks Slackline, Iceland
Troll Rocks (Reynisdrangar in Icelandic) rock formations are still unclimbed basalt pillars sticking out of the Atlantic Ocean waters, situated under the Reynisfjall mountain near the village of Vík í Mýrdal in southern Iceland. Brilliantly scenic basalt stacks poke out of water approximately 200 m from the shore. The place is actually the southernmost point of the island, which lies about 185 km (115 miles) southeast of Reykjavík. Find the place on the map of Adrex.com Locations...
Through Adrex.com you can be with them, when the Czech athletes launch the world's first attempt of fixing the highline on the Troll Rocks towers. In the extreme Icelandic climatic conditions (sea temperature is around 4 °C, air around 10 °C), with the Troll Rocks area being probably the wettest place of Iceland, the group of 5 Czechs aims to walk all the established lines at a height of almost 70 meters (230 ft).
The expected lines should be: 1. – 30m, 2. – 50m, 3. – 65m, 4. - 100m and the longest possible, line 5. - 120m. Scheduled date of the expedition is July 3-18, 2014. Taking into account that the possibility of climbing on these rock formations is very limited, it is necessary to say that the expedition received special permission from the Icelandic authorities. Team members from the project´s official website are the best Czech slacklining athletes Anna Kucharova, Danny Mensik, Petr Peeto Kucera, Lukas Cerny and Petr Vorisek.
With the magical aura of this place and the very experienced team of slackliners who thus fulfill their long time dream, the expedition teeters on the edge of the top sport, land art and ancient legends´ legacy. Well, the first Iceland Highline Expedition, we keep our fingers crossed!
Video : Czech slackline team