A video posted online earlier this month appears to show a man walking on a rope suspended over the upper Yosemite Falls. The four-minute clip, shot at a downward angle from a camera attached to the man’s head, captures the man slacklining over the rushing waterfall.
If heights make you queasy, you may want to skip this one, as the viewer gets a bird’s-eye view from above the falls. According to Yosemite National Park, the waterfall – the tallest in North America – rises 2,425 feet above the Valley floor.
At 1:42, the man loses his footing and falls onto the line, which he appears to be harnessed to. He then steadies himself and finishes the walk.
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The man’s identity is not clear from the post.
Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said he saw the video, which he believes was shot during the summer because the area is currently covered in snow. He said slacklining is legal and, like rock climbing, does not require a permit from the park.
“It’s not something we would recommend, but it is legal,” Gediman said. “It’s clearly a high-risk activity, but people do it all over the park.”
The video also appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” on Monday morning.