2.2 kilometers at an altitude of 100 metres: a French artist breaks the world record

2.2 kilometers at an altitude of 100 meters
French artist breaks world record

He wanted to show Mont Saint-Michel “in a different way”: at a height of 100 metres, fine artist Nathan Boleyn weighed 2.2 kilometers toward the famous rocky island of Normandy, setting a new world record in the process. But the Frenchman is already dreaming of the next, longer road.

French artist Nathan Boleyn weighed on a 2.2-kilometre taut line at a height of 100 meters on the famous rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel. According to his team, he has set a new world record. “It was a very intense experience,” Pauline said after arriving. He wanted to “show the island in Normandy in the north of France in a different way”.


Pauline set his previous record in 2017.

(Foto: picture alliance / dpa / MAXPPP)

The two-centimeter-wide strip was stretched between a crane on the mainland and the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. Pauline, in jeans and a blue and white striped T-shirt, was barefoot and wearing a seat belt. After a strong wind blew before the start of the match, the weather remained calm during the demonstration. “It’s a great place I’ve always been fascinated by,” said the 28-year-old, who also likes to take the road in the other direction and the monastery behind it.

His next dream? “I would like to do the same between the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower, which is 2.7 kilometers long,” he says. He admitted that this was a major technical challenge.

Pauline has already set several world records in the past and has already twice walked a rope across the Seine between the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero in Paris. He set his previous record in 2017 when he ran a total distance of 1,662 meters over the Cirque de Navasil at an altitude of 300 metres, according to the French newspaper “20 Minutes”. However, the record could have been surpassed by the many tightrope walkers who covered more than 2,130 meters in northern Sweden in 2021.


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