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Moab Monkeys in BRAZIL

Andy Lewis walking between buildings in Niteroi.

Few words, more images…

Urban Jungle Highline: As the last week of our trip slowly comes to an end, the team was able to get permission to walk between two apartment buildings in downtown Niteroi as part of a Brazilian TV show. This projects was a test of creative rigging in an unfamiliar terrain of concrete structures and constant noise. The rooftop scenery from this line was incredible and represents, for many of us on the Moab Monkeys team, our first urban highline.

Andy Lewis walking between buildings in Niteroi.

Andy Lewis walking between buildings in Niteroi.

New addition to downtown Niteroi's scenery

New addition to downtown Niteroi’s urban scenery

18 stories above the concrete abyss

18 stories above the concrete abyss

Marcio Cardoso getting the first Brazilian crossing of Niteroi's new urban highline

Marcio Cardoso getting the first Brazilian crossing of Niteroi’s new urban highline

Ezequiel Ruete taking in the noisy exposure of the urban setting

Ezequiel Ruete taking in the noisy exposure of the urban setting

Improvised and creative rigging in the urban environment

Improvised and creative rigging in the urban environment

Return to Tartaruga: The crew returned to walk Tartaruga Sinistra and Scott, Andy and I were proudly able to establish the first 3 walks of this 47 meter long beast. Many of the local Brazilians gave their best to it and will be returning soon with vengeance in mind.

Scott Rogers getting his send on the longest highline in Brazil, weighing in at 47 meters long and very exposed.

Scott Rogers getting his send on the longest highline in Brazil, weighing in at 47 meters long and very exposed.

Andy Lewis getting the POV GoPro shot for our video edits to come

Andy Lewis getting the POV GoPro shot for our video edits to come

Allan Pinheiro walking amongst the clouds

Allan Pinheiro walking amongst the clouds

Sea turtle sightings everywhere

Sea turtle sightings everywhere

Hot and Humid: The expedition has been amazing so far and the Moab Monkeys continue raging through the jungles hot and humid conditions. Highlining pushes us to our limits through the simple act of walking a straight line, however, the jungle environment and intense weather are equally just as challenging when completing some of these missions… Stay tuned for more epic sceneries and adventures, the best is yet to come…

Hayley Ashburn staying in balance to the sound of crashing waves below

Hayley Ashburn staying in balance to the sound of crashing waves below

The name of this line says it all. Marcio Cradoso keeps it cool above Rio.

The name of this line says it all. Marcio Cradoso keeps it cool above Rio.

Hayley Ashburn tunes out the buzz of the city below to finish her belt loop swami walk

Hayley Ashburn tunes out the buzz of the city below to finish her belt loop swami walk

Not a bad view to finish out the day highlining... Jesus hovers in the distant clouds

Not a bad view to finish out the day highlining… Jesus hovers in the distant clouds

Jesus emerges from the clouds at sunset to get a glimpse of highlining

Jesus emerges from the clouds at sunset to get a glimpse of highlining

Day… I don’t remember, it’s not important: The Moab Monkeys repeated a line that had been rigged in the past but never walked. It was an epic jungle mission with exposed climbing and a technical rig and approach. Very rewarding experience. Andy Lewis got the FA of the line calling it Tartaruga Sinistra. Tomorrow we return!

Tartaruga Sinistra FA by Andy Lewis

Tartaruga Sinistra FA by Andy Lewis

Andy and Scott celebrate

Andy and Scott celebrate

Day 5: Brazil’s newest highline addition, “Brazilian BBQ,” rigged on very sketchy tree anchors high above the city.

Slacklife

Slacklife

Double drop knee exposure to the city

Double drop knee exposure to the city

Day 3: Beachside slacking at sunset where paragliders and BASE jumpers land.

Beachside Slacklining

Allan Pinheiro walking at sunset.

Paragliders in flight.

Paragliders in flight.

Day 2: The Classic Gavea Stone Highline 2,700 feet above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pioneered by Hugo Van Erven in 2006.

Gavea Stone highline area

Gavea Stone highline area

Rigging in the clouds

Rigging in the clouds

Scott Rogers practicing yoga 2,700 feet above Rio de Janeiro on the Classic Gavea Stone highline (established by Hugo Van Erven in 2006).

Scott Rogers practicing yoga 2,700 feet above Rio de Janeiro on the Classic Gavea Stone highline (established by Hugo Van Erven in 2006)

Hayley Ashburn high above Rio de Janeiro

Hayley Ashburn high above Rio de Janeiro

Andy Lewis high above Rio de Janeiro

Andy Lewis high above Rio de Janeiro

Playing in the clouds

Playing in the clouds

Day 1: Waterline near Favela do Vidigal.

Hayley Ashburn smiling above the water.

Hayley Ashburn smiling above the water near the Favela do Vidigal.

Allan Pinheiro walking above water.

Allan Pinheiro walking above water outside of Favela do Vidigal.

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