I'm not judging anyone who has an affinity for heights, and it might sound so because of my personal prejudice with heights and uncontrollable acrophobia. But highline enthusiasts really have a knack of fucking with a perfectly good day with photographs showing them sliding across ropes over a few hundred feet drop. Now imagine these guys dangling on the rope in their cosy little hammocks, just a slight gust away from rolling over to their death. We're talking about a whole festival full of these ridiculous nut jobs.

And this is what the highliners get to see during festivities at Monte Piana.

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Since its inception in 2012, The Highline Meeting Monte Piana has attracted highliners from across the world for a surreal experience amidst the Dolomites.

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That is not just for its visually spectacular façade but also for the valley's historical significance to the First World War - with 7 km of trenches still visible from the hammock highline.

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All aside, for thrill seekers this festival is the quintessential celebration of their sport.

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'Cuz regular hammocks are for kids.

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