Picture of the Day: The Definition of Extreme
THE DEFINITION OF EXTREME
Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading to Germany’s highest mountain, the 9,718-ft. (2,962 m) Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, on Aug. 20, 2011. Nock balanced on the 3,264-ft. (995 m) rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. [Source]
The Daily Mail reports that it took the daredevil 90 minutes to complete the journey. Nock, who began his highwire career at the age of 11, said it was exhausting not using a balancing pole. The stunt was part of a week of challenges Nock undertook to raise money for Unicef.