No slacking off on this high wire

It's a high-wire act for this participant at a highline event near the town of Beroun in the Czech Republic last Saturday.

About 50 participants from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland took part in the spring highline season opening, reported European Pressphoto Agency. Highlining is a style of slacklining, where the two anchor points are set up with significant elevation from the ground or water, between two crags or trees, for example.

Last December, German slackliner Alexander Schulz set a new highline record after walking on a wire between two of Mexico City's tallest buildings. The 217m-long nylon line was 246m from the ground.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2017, with the headline 'No slacking off on this high wire'. Print Edition | Subscribe