400 Foot High Hammock Offers Thrills

By: | January 1st, 2015

On Thanksgiving 2014, several thrill-seekers from around the world gathered in the incredible desert landscape of Moab, Utah. Their aim was to enjoy the elevated views and seek exciting ways to get big doses of adrenaline.

To achieve this, they suspended a giant hammock in the middle of a 400 foot high canyon. They called it the Mothership Space Net Penthouse.

The hammock was hand-knitted from 14,000 feet of colorful cordage. It took three days to complete. The hammock had five legs which varied in length, some up to 80 meters (262 feet) long.

Two main groups of BASE jumpers and highliners assembled there to experience different thrills high up in the air. Highliners endeavored to walk across the legs of the hammock while base jumpers leaped from a human-sized hole in the middle of the net.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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