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Monkeys in Brazil Part 2: Hot and Sweaty Immersion

Finishing up the second week of our expedition in Brazil, the Moab Monkeys continue to rage in the jungles and high above Rio de Janeiro in new locations. Sun exposure, heat exhaustion and high humidity have brought on a different set of challenges during these missions, but luckily rest days have offered enough shade and beach lounging at Itacoatiara and the classic waterline of Pedra da Baleia. Our migration from the heart of Rio’s city to the surf town of Niteroi has opened our travel experience to a thriving community of psyched Brazilian slackliners, who represent some of the best trickliners in the world. Through our collaborative efforts we’ve established a new 45 meter highline (“Sol Opressor”), repeated an old 47 meter project (“Tartaruga Sinistra” currently the longest highline in Brazil) and spent many days tricklining and longlining into the sunset on the beach. Thanks so much to the Brazilian monkeys, Catraquis Crew and everyone else who has offered their hospitable love and support along the way.


~Brian Mosbaugh

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  1. Brian you crack me up with all this lovely media! Keep up the great work and I’m fueling my stoke through this so keep posting!!!!

    We should chat via google chat or something… Aeva has been wondering about you and wants to say hey….

    When you’re state side call me please

    March 12, 2013
  2. Ty #

    Hey my name is Tyler Botzon, Im currently a fisherman from Alaska. I just finished up the climbing season in Patagonia and have a few more weeks left to burn before I head on my next expedition to Madagascar to work on a few more big wall proj’s till june…. as far as highlining goes I’ve set up the rostrum, Lost arrow, Taft, Both lines at the Monkey, and a few long ones in Josh.. I have the full set up ( pulleys, ID, Shackles, 240ft of T18…ect) in Chile with me, but I obviously took all weather window oppurtunities to climb (when in they say). If you guys are going to be in Brazil a little longer and going to rig up some more lines I could be totally psyched to fly over there, and be a load hauling workhorse and play if thats ok….If youre almost wrapped up out there…then well, maybe next time, and I’ll send you shots of any mega potential i may find around the Tsaranoro Massif..

    March 17, 2013
    • We’ll be around Brazil another week or so, we leave on the 25th, and plans are sort of up in the air at the moment. We’ll either be out on an expedition in the jungle or around Niteroi/Rio…

      March 17, 2013

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