The Buddy Check advisory has been translated to Portuguese and German. Many thanks to our volunteer translators for the effort! Take a look: Portuguese, German
SAIR Analysis 2015 Since the fall of 2014, the International Slackline Association has been gathering information about slackline related incidents and injuries including falls from a slackline, rigging errors, gear malfunction, and near miss incidents. This information has been gathered through the Slackline Accident and Incident Report form on our website (EN, DE, PR, FR language SAIR report forms) and as informal reports through conversation and social media. This information has been collected and analyzed in the International Slackline Association Accident and Incident Report 2015 which can be read in full in .pdf format at this link or by clicking on any of the images below. [...]
We previously posted about highlining, bolting, and bolting ethics in Norway, specifically in the Kjerag region. See that post here: Bolting and Highlining in Norway. On this page, we are expanding on the topic and providing updates as the situation changes. Additionally, information about these lines and access in the area has been added to the SlackMap (https://slackmap.com/x/s02a8wqvBT8vX). NORWAY HIGHLINING Bolting is illegal in Norway without express permission from the land owner or land manager. No new bolts should be placed in Kjerag while access negotiations are ongoing. Future new lines in the Kjerag area may be possible, but would require [...]
The Longline Recommendations document that was published this summer is now available in Portuguese. German and English versions were previously online. Thanks to our volunteer translators and proofreaders for their efforts. Take a look!
Norway, Kjeragbolten Norway provides some of the most picturesque landscapes for highlining, and as such, has become a bucket list item for many among the highline community. A recent highlining expedition to Norway, however, has reported stumbling against the local bolting ethic. To provide clarity to the community, we are passing on information from a Norwegian climbing association. These ethics should be adopted for highlining in the country. In general, bolts should not be placed in the mountains but only on sport climbing cliffs Bolts should not be placed on lines which are possible to climb with natural protection [...]
On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, Nathan Paulin (FR) set a new world record with a 1020m highline rigged in France with Danny Menšík (CZ). Rigged on Moonwalk at a height of approximately 600m with 50m of sag, Nathan managed the feat onsight. Danny sent the line on his third attempt. Congrats on a beautiful new record. For more information, see the Red Bull article and the video below. Also, on FranceInfo.fr.