Highlining Techniques for Beginners

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Not sure how you might perform on your first highline at GGBY? Nervous about mounting or getting back up after a potential fall? This beginner’s workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success. Pre-requisites and required equipment: Should be able to walk a 20-50 foot slackline successfully, Must have a harness and helmet (helmets can be supplied upon request), Must be in good physical shape (mounting the line after a fall requires a lot of upper body strength and some flexibility), A positive attitude and a willingness to take some falls! Things you can expect to learn: Proper mounting techniques (the “chongo mount”, sit start, etc.), Catching the line, Re-mounting the line after a fall, Climbing the leash in the case of a “whipper” (falling onto the leash), Getting back onto the line and pulling yourself back to the start, Walking technique (physical techniques, focus, rhythm, using your breath or mantras). Join Emily Sukeinnik, an accomplished slackliner and highliner, for your first steps into the abyss! Emily started slacklining in 2009 and became the 4th woman to walk the Lost Arrow Highline in Yosemite Valley. She spent many years as a sponsored athlete walking over 60 highlines across the US and aboard, being featured on CBS This morning and in various publications (Outside Magazine, National Geographic and Women’s Adventure Magazine) for her accomplishments within the sport. She is most passionate about instruction and getting beginners onto their first lines. Emily will support you in your individual learning process and have you feeling both prepared and confident by the end of GGBY! Emily’s Blog: www.theascentofem.blogspot.comTaught By: Emily Sukiennik, Louie Wray