A Chinese high-wire artist lost his footing
as he attempted to walk across a tightrope 100m above the ground – with no
Strong winds left Saimaiti Aishan
dramatically clinging on to the 15m-long steel wire in front of stunned
onlookers in China’s Hunan Province.
The wire was attached to two hot air
balloons – which were affected by the wind force and direction.
After successfully walking across the wire
at 30m in just five minutes, Saimaiti took on the 100m challenge.
But the balloons slowly fell down to the
ground and Saimaiti Aishan failed the challenge.
‘Dawazi’ – or high-wire walking – is a
traditional folk stunt with a long history in Xinjiang, China.