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Walking the high wire while battling the wind

2011-08-08 08:06:40 GMT2011-08-08 16:06:40(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Samit Ijon tries to walk on a 15-meter long steel rope suspended 100 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Samit Ijon clutches the rope after losing balance due to the strong winds while trying to walk on a 15-meter long steel rope suspended 100 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Samit Ijon receives a Guinness record certificate after he successfully finished a walk on a 15-meter long steel rope suspended 30 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Samit Ijon walks on a 15-meter long steel rope which is suspended 30 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011. Ijon is the seventh descendant of the Xinjiang Darwaz, an acrobatics show of high wire walking. He successfully finished the 30-meter high walk. But his attempt to walk 100 meters above the ground was thwarted by the strong winds that caused him to lose balance. [Photo/CFP]

Samit Ijon finishes his walk on a 15-meter long steel rope suspended 30 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Samit Ijon walked on a 15-meter long steel rope which is suspended 30 meters above the ground by two hot air balloons in Shaoyang, Central China's Hunan province, August 7, 2011.

Ijon is the seventh descendant of the Xinjiang Darwaz, an acrobatics show of high wire walking. He successfully finished the 30-meter high walk. But his attempt to walk 100 meters above the ground was thwarted by the strong winds that caused him to lose balance.

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