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Daredevil performs nerve-shredding tightrope walk 3,000ft above Yosemite Park,without a safety harness

Posted on 2:09 AM by Sameer Shah

This is the incredible moment an adrenaline junkie takes tightrope walking to new heights. Daredevil Mich Kemeter performs a delicate balancing act at a dizzying altitude of more than 3,000ft over Yosemite National Park in California. The 23-year-old inched across the 25metre-long wire, which was just one-inch wide, three times.

He then bravely - some would say, irresponsibly - abandoned his safety rope for one final walk across the steep gully. The stunt was part of the dangerous craze of high-lining - tightrope walking at some of the world's most terrifying locations. It was captured on camera by photographer Alexandre Buisse, from Chamonix in the French Alps. Mr Buisse admitted he was worried for Mr Kemeter as he watched the terrifying walk unfold. The 26-year-old said: 'I was worried for Mich's safety but I also knew that he has lots of experience with this sort of thing. 'He was in control at all times and was ready to pull the plug at any moment if things didn't feel right.
'He made four crossings in total and chose to try one without the safety leash. 'Even with the safety leash, a fall would probably mean breaking an ankle, knee or hip, so even with it the stakes are very high. 'It was Mich's intention from the start to try it without any safety equipment but he needed to get to know the line and the conditions before committing to it. 'The decision to do it was in the balance until the very last moment. He was also waiting for a small crowd of tourists to wander off so he could completely focus.' Mr Buisse added: 'As an adventure photographer it's not my job to judge what level of risk the athletes I shoot are willing to take. The only exception is if they are pushing themselves because of the presence of the camera but I didn't feel it was the case with Mich. 'It was really important for me not to be in his way because I didn't want to disturb his focus. On his crossing without the safety rope I actually didn't move at all.'

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