Lonely Planet Writer

Daring highliners hang out in hammocks in Italian Alps

The northern summit of Monte Piana.
Monte Piana, venue for this year’s International Highline event. Image by NH53 / CC BY 2.0

A photographer who helped to organise this year’s International Highline Meeting at Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites has captured some breathtaking shots of his fellow festival-goers as they tightrope-walk from one mountain peak to another. The photos also show the adrenaline junkies in relaxation mode – playing guitars and dozing off in dozens of hammocks strung from the highlines hundreds of feet above the ground. Read more (and see the pictures): dailymail.co.uk