The Thrill and Beauty of the Slackline Festival

When one thinks of extreme sports, words like "slack" and "festival" rarely come to mind. But the International Highlight Meeting Festival, better known as Slackline for short, is redefining what it means to embrace excitement and audacity at the same time.

That is because this surprisingly relaxed and friendly gathering takes place while suspended Monte Piana in the Italian Alps. Participants from all over the world spend much of their time casually sitting or lying in individual hammocks strung up on tightropes – a simultaneously breathtaking but terrifying experience that only the boldest dare try.

Slackline Festival, courtesy of Jebiga Lifestyle & Design


Moreover, these affectionately named "slackers" – so called because of the slack lines they balance on – will often up the ante further and engage in tightrope walking too. This added dynamic is what firmly categorizes the Slackline Festival as an extreme sport. While the rope is flatter and more flexible than the traditional tightrope, navigating it is no less risky and invigorating.


If you decide to take a shot at tightrope walking, try not to get distracted by the stunning beauty around you. Monte Piana was specifically chosen for its magnificent 360-degree-view of the Italian Alps, including recognizable mountains like Auronzo di Cadore, Cortina d'Ampezzo and Sextner Dolomiten, as well as pristine Misurina Lake below.

In addition to spending much of their time (including nights) on their suspended hammocks, participants at Slackline can enjoy many on-the-ground amenities, including a kitchen and the bar, music sessions, a yoga workshop, and even paraglide flights.

In short, if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, the Slackline Festival should definitely be at the top of your list. Whichever adventure you embark on, let Snow Lizard Products like SLXtreme Rugged Phone Cases and SLXtreme iPad 4 keep your devices safe and secure – thought at that height, you should be extra careful!

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Photos courtesy of Jebiga Design & Lifestyle.

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