We wrapped up our first course in Iceland with a nice drooping horizontal Kootenay Highline System over a scenic river gorge near the end of the fjord. There was a humorous misfire of the line delivery device that resulted in a small delay in establishing the messenger line. However, the comic relief was well worth the line entanglement.

Lots of clever anchoring techniques were utilized to rig the highline, including the “hedgehog” ground anchoring plates (angled aluminum –note: not snow pickets!- with customized rebar stakes).

Scene size-up and team briefing

Stefan on the first ride across

Hedgehog anchor

Trackrope tensioning system – compound 6:1

Stella, all smiles