Kuang Linhua (China Daily/REUTERS)
Famed Chinese tightrope walker Adili Wuxor and his apprentice walked for nearly 1,100 feet above a strip of the Great Wall of China in Tinjin, China on Friday, China Daily reports.
Wearing red cowskin boots, Wuxor, 42, and his cousin and apprentice Yakup Jang, 26, walked on the tightrope from opposite ends — at one point, even maneuvering around each other by having Jang lay down as Adili stepped on his chest to cross.
"I'm of the sky. That's what I do," Adili told China Daily. "And the Great Wall is a place particularly symbolic."
The walk took about 40 minutes, although it wasn't a straight shot. The pair did a number of stunts for the crowd watching: Sitting down on the rope and springing to one foot, dancing, and at one point, Adili walked blindfolded.
Adili is credited with a number of incredible walks, crossing China's 4,593-foot Dehang canyon in 2000, and walking 3,281 feet over the Pearl River earlier this year. Chinese media has dubbed him the "Prince of Tightrope Walking."
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