Adventurous Climbers Suspend Themselves in Hammocks Across an 262-Foot Canyon

Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter captured these heart stopping images of an annual hammock gathering which took place at Tijesno Canyon in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As part of the Drill and Chill Climbing and Highlining Festival, 19 brave souls hung out in 17 hammocks provided by organizers Ticket to the Moon. The hammocks were strung along a 262-foot gap more than 600 feet above the canyon floor. Wahlhütter captures the light, joyous atmosphere of this human rainbow as the climbers prepare to take their places. The 16-foot hammocks that project coordinator Igor Scotland specially designed for the occasion became a home to his guests, as they read, blew bubbles, and took selfies in mid-air. Suspended over the lush green canyon, the thrill-seekers' hair blew in the breeze while they happily enjoyed their four hours in the cozy hammocks.

The project is more than adventure sport, though. It's also a means to expose climbing and highlining to a wider audience within Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rock climbing has a long history in the country, but was left at a standstill during the Yugoslav Wars. Postwar, the sport slowly gained more practitioners, yet still remains a largely underground phenomena in the country. The festival and project try to highlight the continuous growth of the climbing community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and prove that this small country has endless potential for adventure.

Video by Vladimir Momberger

Sebastian Wahlhütter Photography: Website | Facebook | Instagram
Ticket to the Moon: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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