Lonely Planet Writer

Tightrope not needed: pair walk over Victoria Falls

The perilous 100m-deep gorge of the Victoria Falls.
The perilous 100m-deep gorge of the Victoria Falls. Image by i_pinz / CC BY-SA 2.0

Two ‘slackers’ walking barefoot have successfully negotiated the 100m crossing over Victoria Falls. Thirty-four-year-old Austrian journalist Reinhard Kleindl and 26-year-old German student Lukas Irmler trained for two years to take on the feat, which saw them walk over the 100m-deep gorge on a slackline. In doing so, they are the first people to ever walk across the gorge upright. Watch: bbc.co.uk