Moab Monkeys in BRAZIL
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.
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.
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…
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!
Day 5: Brazil’s newest highline addition, “Brazilian BBQ,” rigged on very sketchy tree anchors high above the city.
Day 3: Beachside slacking at sunset where paragliders and BASE jumpers land.
Day 2: The Classic Gavea Stone Highline 2,700 feet above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pioneered by Hugo Van Erven in 2006.
Day 1: Waterline near Favela do Vidigal.