Drone Captures Slackliner's Incredible Valley Crossing

BarcroftAdventurePublished: December 5, 2016Updated: December 6, 2016255 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: December 5, 2016Updated: December 6, 2016

The Moab desert forms a breathtaking backdrop to a slack liner's nail-biting valley crossing 400ft in the air.

Using a camera attached to a drone, a team from SkySight Aerial Imaging was able to film the daredevil walk in 360 degrees. Thrill-seekers Andy Lewis and Scott Roger scaled towering rock monuments to make the 70ft crossing - and were treated to unparalleled aerial views of the snowcapped Utah landscape.

The Biblical name Moab refers to an area of land located on the eastern side of the Jordan River. Some historians believe the city in Utah came to use this name because of William Pierce, the first postmaster, believing that the biblical Moab and this part of Utah were both "the far country". However, others believe the name has Paiute origins, referring to the word moapa, meaning "mosquito".

Moab is famous for canyoneering, hiking, river rafting, biking, motorcycling, ATV riding, and 4x4 driving. The Moab area is home to many easy to difficult off-road trails for novice to experienced off-roaders. Every year the Moab Munifest, one of the biggest mountain unicycling events in the world, takes place at Moab.

What a stunning view!

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