Tightrope walker Nathan Paulin treads very fine line between two Parisian towers
Anyone in Paris’s business district casting their eyes skywards Friday morning will have enjoyed the quiet spectacle of French tightrope walker Nathan Paulin delicately treading a slackline 150 metres above the ground.
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Holder of several world records, the 25-year-old was livestreamed braving the 2.5cm wide strap, which was stretched 510 metres between two towers in La Défense.
The footage, taken by a drone, will be broadcast as part of the 33rd French Telethon on 6 and 7 December.
Là haut sur une tour de Défense, Nathan Paulin s’élance. Extraordinaire exploit pour le #Telethon2019 #FranceTelevison pic.twitter.com/D26Fie6YeWSandrine Bajos (@Sbajos) November 22, 2019
The French Telethon, the country's biggest charity event, is due to take place next month.
Last year, Paulin took nearly half an hour to complete a walk across France's River Seine along a slackline, a flat webbing similar to a tightrope, between the first level of the Eiffel Tower and Paris' Trocadero square.
The rope was suspended nearly 200 feet up in the air enabling Paulin to set a new record for the longest ever crossing made in an urban area.
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