Slackliners Compete in HighAltitude Contest Dressed as Avatar Characters

first_img China’s First Cloned Kitten Created By Beijing-Based CompanyWatch: Monkey Uses Rock to Shatter Glass Enclosure at China Zoo Stay on target Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the Hunan province of China is home to towering cliffs and mountain formations, famous for being the inspiration for the fictional world ‘Pandora’ in the  James Cameron film Avatar.  And now slackliners are paying homage to the film by competing in a terrifying, high-altitude competition dressed as Na’vi, the people that inhabit Pandora.Photo Credit: Xiang Tao/VCG via Getty ImagesThe daredevils walked on a slackline an inch wide and 459 feet long, suspended 3,500 feet high above Zhangjiajie’s jagged cliffs on Sunday, December 23 — all in blue face and body makeup and elaborate costumes.A UNESCO-protected park, Zhangjiajie’s quartz and sandstone formations are found nowhere else in the world. Some 243 peaks and more than 3000 karst pinnacles and spires dominate the landscape at this stunning site, making it a surreal, almost alien-like backdrop for this contest.Photo Credit: Xiang Tao/VCG via Getty ImagesThis was not the only time slackliners performed jaw-dropping stunts at Zhangjiajie.In May, three female slackliners competed in a contest also held at the national forest, walking a 230-feet long slackline while wearing stiletto heels. French slackline Mimi Guedson took home the top prize at that contest.Photo Credit: Xiang Tao/VCG via Getty ImagesMore on Geek.com:China Launches Lunar Probe to the Far Side of the MoonWorld’s First Underground Luxury Hotel Opens in China‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Gets Another Live-Action Remake on Netflixlast_img

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