Walking between two mountains and over a large river is no problem for daredevil slackliner Pablo Signoret who has achieved a record for the Longest highline walk wearing a blindfold.
The Frenchman managed to travel 422.82 m (1,387.2 ft) in an attempt that lasted a nail-biting 25 mins 6.7 secs at the recent Shimenguan Yangbi Dali China International Highline Challenge.
The daunting slackline was anchored between two mountains with a vast river beneath, 459.25 m (1,506 ft 8.70 in) above ground at the start of the course.
Pablo was in a safety harness just in case he slipped off the stretchy nylon rope – but he skillfully managed to complete the distance without putting a foot wrong.
He was nervous prior to the attempt: "Generally, when I'm blindfolded I'm in some kind of flow, in my own bubble, almost like meditation. But now with the pressure I'm just trying to reason with myself, tell myself to enjoy each step. I tell myself to just make the most of it, enjoy," he said.
But the professional slackliner has been practicing his skill for a long time, ever since he came across someone doing the sport in a park four years ago, and somehow made the stunt look almost effortless.
Two other talented slackliners had a go at beating Pablo's record afterwards, but neither could match his distance.
Wen Xiong from Guinness World Records' Beijing office was on hand to confirm the new record.
Asked what he enjoys about walking a highline, Pablo said: "Mental control. Before doing slackline I used to be prone to anger, slackline helps me control this. Once I manage to walk 430 m on a slackline blindfolded, for me it's about controlling myself."