In May 2018, Ticket To The Moon (http://www.ticketothemoon.com/) along with its mastermind and project coordinator Igor Scotland designed an impressive hammock installation over the 50 meter gap at the beautiful sandstone rock formation Pietra di Bismantova in Italy, several hundred meters above the valley floor.
About this video:
The idea to sleep in a hammock on such an incredible place was born at the very first Highlinemeeting at the Monte Piana (Dolomites) in the year 2012. The adventurous pioneers Armin Holzer and Igor Scotland were so impressed by this experience that they wanted to share it with their friends. The idea of a collective hammock gathering was born and in the following years this concept developed.
On May 17th 2018, the crew around Igor Scotland met at the Highlinemeeting in Bismantova, Italy and prepared this special line-setup already for the 6th year in a row. Together with five friends he also took the occasion to spend the night out close to the stars. Degrees around 5°C and some chilly winds were braved by so called 'underqulits' – basically a insulated sleeping blanket that can be installed underneath and around a hammock to keep its occupants warm.
In the morning the group was joined by other participants to build a colourful hammock installation. In total 18 people hang out on the main hammock installation for almost 3 hours at the same time and a dozen of others were additionally involved, highlining, doing acroyoga in a hammock on a highline or performing on an aerial silk.
THE FOLLOWING STUNT IS PERFORMED AND DESIGNED BY A PROFESSIONAL TEAM OF ATHLETES AND RIGGERS. The set up has a breaking strength up to 120 kN (12 000 kg) for the main line and additionally a redundant back up. Maximum force was 30 kN (~3000 kg).
About the meeting:
A special thanks to Slackline Bologna ASD, the city of Castelnovo ne’ Monti and he Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National park for organizing and hosting the Bismantova Highline Meeting. A huge special thanks also to all the brave participants, hanging out there celebrating this unique experience.
A full set of images is available here
Images © Sebastian Wahlhuetter / for Ticket to the Moon
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