Lonely Planet Writer

Hold your breath: watch as American tightrope walker highlines across Tower of David in Jerusalem's Old City

In an incredible demonstration of skill, daredevil Heather Larsen highlined between two sections of the Tower of David in Jerusalem’s Old City.


As if that were not enough, the American decided to perform some mid-air acrobatics too, doing the splits and hanging upside down and twirling herself around a couple of times to the delight of onlookers. At a whopping 114ft and a 65ft-long line the super high slackline made for a strange sight in between the ancient museums that are a popular destination among travellers. Larsen makes the incredible feat seem easy. As an experienced highliner her personal record has been a whopping 142ft above the ground. Despite the difficulty of the task, Larsen completed it with only a couple of minor wobbles.