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Highline Test Across Jura Canyon

Canmore, Alberta - June 26, 2007

While in Canmore, Alberta I picked up the rope & rigging equipment that I'll be using during the upcoming Boiling Lake expedition in Dominica. The best way to test out the rig was to string it across a canyon and head out to the middle and see if it all works the way it's supposed to. The test went perfectly. The next time I do this, I'll be dangling above a huge pool of boiling water.

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The gorgeous scenery around Canmore. Getting the complicated rigging set up.

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Out onto the ropes I go. The system holds perfectly and has redundant safety backups.

Many thanks to Dave West from Vertical Systems International. Thanks also to Tony Morley and Sly Rybak for the assistance.