This international group of adventurous hammockers come to Monte Piana in Italy every year in a demonstration of peace and friendship. They slackline, lounge in their hammocks, and even play music suspending hundreds of feet off the ground!
Their picturesque mountain top space was chosen specifically back when the tradition first began in 2012 because of it’s past violent history. Monte Piana is the location of a terrible battle which killed 18,000 young soldiers back in WWI.
“Just a hundred years ago, winters up here were characterized by bombs, grenades, and lots of pain,” event organizers d’Emilia and Holzer explained. “Our idea was to re-experience Monte Piana in friendship and peace with each other, accompanied by kindhearted feelings during the day, and lulled to sleep at night by magical silence.”
Each year, more people join this incredible event to celebrate and meet like-minded adventurers.
Last year, photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter joined the group and captured some of the incredible views for the rest of us who didn’t make it out this year.
And according to Wahlhütter, the hammocking experience isn’t as terrifying as it looks. “I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it’s perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it’s so exposed, relaxing is not a problem.”
Would you be brave enough to rest up whilst dangling hundreds of feet in the air?
Via My Modern Met