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Niklas Winter and Bryan Sipe enjoying the free space of Yosemite’s air together. What’s better than one slackline leading to the Lost Arrow Spire?… But of course, two lines!

What do you get with 19 hours of weaving over 2 days, 100+ degree heat, 5 monkey volunteers, 4,500 feet of fluorescent paracord, 60 feet of retired climbing rope and 100 feet of amsteel?...This incredible piece of interactive monkey art! So proud of the new space net which will be installed for public use in the rainforest of Sabah, Borneo at a rehabilitation center for Orangutans and Sun Bears. Thanks so much to the amazing local monkey crew: Nolan Smythe, Josh Schlaline, Dominique LaFleur, and Hayley Ashburn for putting in the time, creativity and hard work. I can't wait to officially rig this piece of art at the ROR2015 festival with Hayley and Andy Lewis! Thanks for the invite Jocelyn Stokes, we look forward to visiting the beautifully humid paradise of Borneo in August.

What do you get with 19 hours of weaving over 2 days, 100+ degree heat, 5 monkey volunteers, 4,500 feet of fluorescent paracord, 60 feet of retired climbing rope and 100 feet of amsteel?…This incredible piece of interactive monkey art! So proud of the new space net which will be installed for public use in the rainforest of Sabah, Borneo at a rehabilitation center for Orangutans and Sun Bears. Thanks so much to the amazing local monkey crew: Nolan Smythe, Josh Schlaline, Dominique LaFleur, and Hayley Ashburn for putting in the time, creativity and hard work. I can’t wait to officially rig this piece of art at the ROR2015 festival! Thanks for the invite Jocelyn Stokes, we look forward to visiting the beautifully humid paradise of Borneo in August.

On June 22, 2015, Richard Webb became the second person in history to fly Moab's biggest established wingsuit flight above the notorious Fisher Towers. Dragon's Nest offers an incredible view of Castle Valley with roughly 2,200' of total altitude to play with and long commiting flights around the massive mud towers that make this landscape so special. Richard for a long time now has been pioneering new exits all over Moab's low cliff enviroment and this is by far one of the proudest lines in the vast desert playground to date.

On June 22, 2015, Richard Webb became the second person in history to fly Moab’s biggest established wingsuit flight above the notorious Fisher Towers. Dragon’s Nest offers an incredible view of Castle Valley with roughly 2,200′ of total altitude to play with and long commiting flights around the massive mud towers that make this landscape so special. Richard for a long time now has been pioneering new exits all over Moab’s low cliff enviroment and this is by far one of the proudest lines in the vast desert playground to date.

Looks like Elmo (Ian Flanders) and Cookie Monster (Matt Blank) have taken to the air sports recently. I wonder what's next on their list of new adventures?...

Looks like Elmo (Ian Flanders) and Cookie Monster (Matt Blank) have taken to the air sports recently. I wonder what’s next on their list of new adventures?…

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A rare breed of colorful flying squirrels were spotted in Moab, Utah.

Mickey Wilson styling an amazing chest bounce on an 88 foot long highline 350 feet above the ground. Like a boss!

Mickey Wilson styling an amazing chest bounce on an 88 foot long highline 350 feet above the ground. Like a boss!

Richard Webb and Aaron Livingston walking along the alternative and slightly more precarious pedestrian bridge in Moab.

Richard Webb and Aaron Livingston walking along the alternative and slightly more precarious pedestrian bridge in Moab.

BASE jumpers Andy Lewis and Jimmy Peterson making a leap into the depths below as Graham Hunt leads the way while opening a new wingsuit exit in Moab.

BASE jumpers leap into the depths below as Graham Hunt leads the way opening a new wingsuit exit in Moab.

Andy Lewis getting lost in the infinite fin features of Moab on a highline he established last year, Weigh Wyrd (205' long).

Ethan Holt finding his composure and balance (205′ long) amongst the infinite fin features of Moab.

One of the great joys I find in highlining is the exploration for new space all over the wold. On a recent expedition to Thailand I was able to rig many new slacklines, including this cave highline around the infamous climbing area of Tonsai. Rigging in the dark and utilizing all natural anchors, I handed my girlfriend my camera, framed up a shot and had her document this image as I passed by the portal exit. Thanks Aleta Edinger for hitting the shutter button and enduring the hot conditions.

One of the great joys I find in highlining is the exploration for new space all over the wold. On a recent expedition to Thailand I was able to rig many new slacklines, including this cave highline around the infamous climbing area of Tonsai. Rigging in the dark and utilizing all natural anchors, I handed my girlfriend my camera, framed up a shot and had her document this image as I passed by the portal exit. Thanks Aleta Edinger for hitting the shutter button and enduring the hot conditions.

Aleta Edinger dances delicately up the fine patina granite of the Buttermilks bouldering area in Bishop, CA.

Aleta Edinger dances delicately up the fine patina granite of the Buttermilks bouldering area in Bishop, CA.

Into the Abyss

Into the abyss.

Spread your wings and fly! Richard Webb has been establishing new BASE exits all over Moab for many years now and with the evolution of wing suit technologies he's been able to approach these notoriously low and committing jumps with a new set of eyes. Mind you Moab is not a

Spread your wings and fly! Richard Webb has been establishing new BASE exits all over Moab for many years now and with the evolution of wing suit technologies he’s been able to approach these notoriously low and committing jumps with a new set of eyes. Mind you Moab is not a “wing suit BASE destination” for the average jumper and only after years of dedicated experience as a professional pilot has he been able to do this safeishly and with a proper understanding of weather conditions and terrain.

Richard Webb hanging out in Moab as usual. Thanks Andy Lewis for your master riggings skills and creativity!

Richard Webb hanging out in Moab as usual.

Urban Highline Festival in Poland

Urban Highline Festival in Poland.

Some people spend their entire life dreaming and fantasizing of what it would one day be like to experience human flight, while another minority chooses to chase down those dreams and commits their entire lives to this risky art. Scotty Bob, Pat Walker and Dave Cobalt just so happen to be part of this small minority of talented individuals who have take proximity flying and the evolution of a new sport to the next level! It's such an honor to share so many adventures with these types of extraordinary super humans and learn about their passions... On a daily basis I am continually impressed with the community I'm a part of and the incredible folks that make it so special. Cheers!

Some people spend their entire life dreaming and fantasizing of what it would one day be like to experience human flight, while another minority chooses to chase down those dreams and commits their entire lives to this risky art. Scotty Bob, Pat Walker and Dave Cobalt just so happen to be part of this small minority of talented individuals who have take proximity flying and the evolution of a new sport to the next level! It’s such an honor to share so many adventures with these types of extraordinary super humans and learn about their passions… On a daily basis I am continually impressed with the community I’m a part of and the incredible folks that make it so special. Cheers!

Church service...

Church service in Lublin, Poland at the 6th annual Urban Highline Festival.

The new world record length urban highline has finally been rigged after waiting on the vectran to pass through customs. It weighs in at 170 meters long (557') and 160 meters high (524')... Andy made his first attempts on the line in the middle of the night at 3:00 AM. He was able to walk the last 30' or so successfully but we're waiting on daylight to really get the rig dialed in... One of the most impressive lines I've seen to date! So much thanks goes out to everyone who has been a part of this effort and project that is finally just starting: Paul Amornwet of tab Agency, Jan Karl Alexander Kaeding of Gibbon Slacklines, Balance Community: Slackline Outfitters, Scott Rogers for all the rigging assistance and as well a big shout out to our support team of Thai climbers that have been such a big help!

The new world record length urban highline has finally been rigged after waiting on the vectran to pass through customs in Bangkok, Thailand. It weighs in at 170 meters long (557′) and 160 meters high (524′). Easily one of the most impressive lines I’ve seen to date! So much thanks goes out to everyone who has been a part of this effort and project that is finally just starting: Paul Amornwet of tab Agency, Jan Karl Alexander Kaeding of Gibbon Slacklines, Balance Community: Slackline Outfitters, Scott Rogers for all the rigging assistance and as well a big shout out to our support team of Thai climbers that have been such a big help!

What's better than a new highline, desert arch and rope swing?... All of them in the same place! Andy Lewis walking his newest highline addition to the Moab area, Arch Angel (246') on-sight in both directions, while our visiting friends from the Gibbon Slackline team got a taste of our many delectable desert rope swings.

What’s better than a new highline, desert arch and rope swing?… All of them in the same place!

Scott Rogers sending 51 meters of the newest tower highlines deep in the desert of Moab. This project has been an effort almost entirely complete to summit 4 separate towers, establish BASE jumps from all of them and rig 4 new lines traversing their various peaks. The Moab Monkeys rage hard here!

Scott Rogers sending 51 meters of the newest tower highlines deep in the desert of Moab. This project has been an effort almost entirely complete to summit 4 separate towers, establish BASE jumps from all of them and rig 4 new lines traversing their various peaks. The Moab Monkeys rage hard here!

Demonstrating both balance and beauty, Adi Carter shows off her mad skills waterlining in Puerto Rico during this last years

Demonstrating both balance and beauty, Adi Carter shows off her mad skills waterlining in Puerto Rico during this last years “Redefining Balance” retreat in Rincon. Many thanks and praise for bringing your awesome energy and wisdom during this radical experience.

Max Sterling takes a daring exposure turn into the full flow of Sahalie Falls

Alex Stewart feeling the focus of walking his first highline, “The Gift” at Smith Rock State Park, as wildfire smoke creates unusual sunset colors.

The talented photographer Tyler Roemer of Bend, OR snapped off this epic shot of the first crossings, and full-man send, of Smith Rock’s newest highline “The Kingline”. This project has been a longtime dream to rig and walk by Brian Mosbaugh and marks his proudest highline send at his home crag. The line was rigged with Ethan Holt over a couple days of sketchy tower climbing and loose rock adventures. The span measures approximately 180′ in length with 500′ of dizzying exposure below.

Pierre Carrillo demonstrating what it means to be flexible during his session of The Great Bongzilla at the Highlands Bowl, 177' in length with dizzying exposure beneath.

Pierre Carrillo defining flexibility during his session of The Great Bongzilla (177′ in length) with dizzying exposure beneath.

Local Moab climber/highline developer, Ryan Matson, takes a casual stroll in paradise atop Parriott Mesa on

Local Moab climber/highline developer, Ryan Matson, takes a casual stroll in paradise atop Parriott Mesa on “Rim with a View.” This location offers access to some of the most amazing tower climbs in the area with equally amazing views of Utah’s staggering landscape.

Jared Alden makes progressive steps along the biggest 5-way spaceline rigged to date. The Floatline spanned 130 feet along the inside of a beautiful slot canyon with 400' of direct vertical exposure beneath. (The line was rigged by Brian Mosbaugh and Julien Desforges)

Jared Alden makes progressive steps along the biggest 5-way spaceline rigged to date. The Floatline spanned 130 feet along the inside of a beautiful slot canyon with 400′ of direct vertical exposure beneath. (The line was rigged by Brian Mosbaugh and Julien Desforges)

Jared Alden makes progressive steps along the biggest 5-way spaceline rigged to date. The Floatline spanned 130 feet along the inside of a beautiful slot canyon with 400' of direct vertical exposure beneath. (The line was rigged by Brian Mosbaugh and Julien Desforges)

Jared Alden makes progressive steps along the biggest 5-way spaceline rigged to date. The Floatline spanned 130 feet along the inside of a beautiful slot canyon with 400′ of direct vertical exposure beneath. (The line was rigged by Brian Mosbaugh and Julien Desforges)

Julien Desforges demonstrates how balance and flexibility come together on the slackline while sessioning

Julien Desforges demonstrates how balance and flexibility come together on the slackline while sessioning “The Wet Beaver” in Moab, Utah.

Amongst the stunning landscape of Joshua Tree National Park, Ethan Holt, welcomes the new year with a sunset free-so-loco crossing of

Amongst the stunning landscape of Joshua Tree National Park, Ethan Holt, welcomes the new year with a sunset free-so-loco crossing of “Mustache Mania” (FA Faith Dickey on all natural rigging). His inspiring progression and commitment to perfection shows a level of focus and mental control which few highliners ever achieve.

Nothing's more relaxing than the sound of falling water, except if you're hovering above its turmoil and mist. Ethan Holt takes a break from sending to kick back and enjoy the sun at majestic Steelhead Falls, which hosts five wonderful deep water solo slacklines up to 30' off the water and 150' long.

Nothing’s more relaxing than the sound of falling water, except if you’re hovering above its turmoil and mist. Ethan Holt takes a break from sending to kick back and enjoy the sun at majestic Steelhead Falls, which hosts five wonderful deep water solo slacklines up to 30′ off the water and 150′ long.

Expanding this week's Photo of the Week vocabulary into the world of free-solo climbing, I bring you one of my favorite shots which was taken hanging 100' from the top of Morning Glory Wall at Smith Rock State Park. Back in the summer of 2012, on sweltering 90 degree day, Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright decided to test their wits with an on-sight ascent, no ropes necessary, climb of the classic Zebra Zion route. These two elite climbers aren't new to the world of ropeless climbing and were doing so well below their physical limit and previous experience of climbing big walls. Much respect and appreciation for their boldness and talent!

Expanding Photo of the Week vocabulary into the world of free-solo climbing, I bring you one of my favorite shots which was taken hanging 100′ from the top of Morning Glory Wall at Smith Rock State Park. Back in the summer of 2012, on sweltering 90 degree day, Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright decided to test their wits with an on-sight ascent, no ropes necessary, climb of the classic Zebra Zion route. These two elite climbers aren’t new to the world of ropeless climbing and were doing so well below their physical limit and previous experience of climbing big walls. Much respect and appreciation for their boldness and talent!

The first time crossing a highline is a moment of total bliss, battle and relief. For Chris Wilson, it didn’t take much time to send The Wet Beaver last Fall, but the elation was all the same. Congrats on the success and may there be many more in the future young Jedi.

The first time crossing a highline is a moment of total bliss, battle and relief. For Chris Wilson, it didn’t take much time to send The Wet Beaver last Fall, but the elation was all the same. Congrats on the success and may there be many more in the future young Jedi.

Still raging through the winter, Scott Rogers takes a majestic sunset stroll to conclude the day.

Still raging through the winter, Scott Rogers takes a majestic sunset stroll to conclude the day.

Austin Josephs and Hayley Ashburn with the dual highline walk.

Austin Josephs and Hayley Ashburn with the dual highline walk.

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.

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.

As part of our last highline mission in Brazil, the Moab Monkeys got permission to rig an amazing urban highline for a Brazilian TV show, in downtown Niteroi. This was an incredible opportunity and privilege to experience this heightened awareness in the middle of an urban jungle...

As part of our last highline mission in Brazil, the Moab Monkeys got permission to rig an amazing urban highline for a Brazilian TV show, in downtown Niteroi. This was an incredible opportunity and privilege to experience this heightened awareness in the middle of an urban jungle.

“The Insanity Swing”
80 meters of free fall fun makes this new rope jump a bit scarier and more exposed than all previous…

The 24th tower highline addition to Moab...

The 25th tower highline addition to Moab.

Imagine a triangular shaped, hand woven hammock, suspended 400' above the desert floor and in the middle of a 420' wide canyon... This is what you are seeing here just before 5 BASE jumpers exited from the net for the first time in history. This project was the brainchild of the always creative and sketchy Andy Lewis.

Imagine a triangular shaped, hand woven hammock, suspended 400′ above the desert floor and in the middle of a 420′ wide canyon… This is what you are seeing here just before 5 BASE jumpers exited from the net for the first time in history.

As the heat turns up a notch in the desert of Moab, so do the creative projects taking place! The brains behind this new innovative test-piece, a 1,600′ LONG ZIPLINE TO BASE JUMP, is Matt Hecker, who boasts a long history of completing all sorts of BIG rope swings, BASE projects and other exciting adventures with gravity. This man is a legend amongst the best with whom the Moab Monkeys will be collaborating with more and more on unique outdoor adventures and impressive rigging schemes in the future.

As the heat turns up a notch in the desert of Moab, so do the creative projects taking place! The brains behind this new innovative test-piece, a 1,600′ LONG ZIPLINE TO BASE JUMP, is Matt Hecker, who boasts a long history of completing all sorts of BIG rope swings, BASE projects and other exciting adventures with gravity. This man is a legend amongst the best with whom the Moab Monkeys will be collaborating with more and more on unique outdoor adventures and impressive rigging schemes in the future.

Danny Weiland and

Danny Weiland and “Dreamy” Dave rockin’ a sexy 2-way exit from the Perrine Bridge in Idaho.

Jamie Crawford soaring under canopy during sunset off of G-Spot in Moab, UT.

Jamie Crawford soaring under canopy during sunset off of G-Spot in Moab, UT.

Corey McCarthy takes the whip on Aggro Monkey (5.13b) at Smith Rock State Park.

Corey McCarthy takes the whip on Aggro Monkey (5.13b) at Smith Rock State Park.

Scott Rogers prepares the mind for the mental battle of walking the 160' of Arch Nemesis, Moab's newest highline addition to the ever growing outdoor playground arena.

Scott Rogers prepares his mind for the mental battle of walking the daunting 160′ of Arch Nemesis, Moab’s newest highline addition to the ever growing outdoor playground arena.

Wilson Cutbirth demonstrating a solid and steady plank on the Hidden Forest Highline. This line was established last year with all natural anchors and some very clever rigging tactics.

Wilson Cutbirth demonstrating a solid and steady plank on the Hidden Forest Highline. This line was established last year with all natural anchors and some very clever rigging tactics.

Over 80 slackliners came out to the 2nd annual Smith Rock Highline Festival to challenge their balance and tackle their fears. Here, Jerry Miszewski sessions the Kingline high above the climbing crowds below.

Over 80 slackliners came out to the 2nd annual Smith Rock Highline Festival to challenge their balance and tackle their fears. Here, Jerry Miszewski sessions the Kingline high above the climbing crowds below.

Eric Rasmussen casually walking amongst the clouds on The Kingline at Smith Rock State Park.

Eric Rasmussen casually walking amongst the clouds on The Kingline at Smith Rock State Park.

One of the more beautiful sunsets I've seen in Moab was magically complimented by Michael Blackwill's graceful send of Dean's Line high above Mineral Bottom Canyon. A truly beautiful moment that will be remembered...

One of the more beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in Moab was magically complimented by Michael Blackwill’s graceful send of Dean’s Line high above Mineral Bottom Canyon. A truly beautiful moment that will be remembered.

2 Comments
  1. Brad Gobright #

    Amazing photos Brian! I think I like that first one the best. Hope to see you soon!

    February 3, 2013
  2. Hakan Tirtil #

    amazing and breathtaking photos. thanks a lot to the creators.

    December 5, 2014
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