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Inferno

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Sports
  • Company
    Getty Images
  • Photographer
    Aidan Williams
  • Credit
    Aidan Williams

Sarah Rixham of the United Kingdom walks on a highline rigged between two Buildings above two million spectators below at Zurich's public festival. Which occurs every three years in Zurich, Switzerland.
The highline spans 200 metres in distance and is rigged 30 metres above sea level. Sarah walks on a one-inch wide flat piece of nylon webbing, attached to a leash and harness to aid her fall.
Contending with great heights, spectacular views and unpredictable elements of nature, the psychological component of this sport provides just as much challenge as the physical.
July 6, 2019.