A daredevil has filmed himself tightrope walking across massive rock cliffs in the Arizona desert despite his fear of heights.
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Proving that one can overcome their fears by challenging them, filmmaker Jake Hewitt took to the heights of the Arizona desert and kept his balance on a tightrope 300 feet high.
As if the fear of heights wasn’t enough, this was Jake’s first time to walk on a tightrope.
“I have always had a slight fear of heights. I often have dreams where I am traversing a rock cliff with no gear and a hold breaks lose and I fall,” Jake said.
“Having a 300ft cliff that surrounds you 360 degrees with no way off except rappelling is unnerving to me, but the good definitely outweighs the bad.
“I felt extreme joy and pride being somewhere so incredible, I couldn’t stop marveling at the situation.”
Jake moved to Arizona six years ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. During his mission to walk across the giant drop, he not only overcame his fears but also managed to take amazing footage.
“The funny thing is, filming is even scarier than walking a line for me. When you are walking, you are tied in and expect to fall and be caught,” he added.
“When filming, it’s just you, your camera and your coordination – it turns out that gravity is not very forgiving that high up.
“Filming highlining is unique as far as sports go. It often involves climbing up sheer rock walls with all the film equipment. It can also be difficult to make look exciting.
“It’s such a slow and static sport that if you aren’t constantly getting new angles and perspectives, it can but very boring.
“Even in the most extreme conditions, watching a single clip of a man slowly walking for minutes and minutes does not captivate an audience.”
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