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World record delayed by ropy weather

Freddy Nock above Lake Thun on Saturday before strong winds forced him to turn back

(Keystone)

Strong winds have forced Swiss high-wire artist Freddy Nock to postpone a record attempt to cross Lake Thun on a 3.3-kilometre long, two-centimetre wide rope.

Nock, 46, was already 400 metres across the lake in canton Bern when he decided the wind speeds were too high. A second attempt is scheduled for Sunday morning.

He is trying to finish a week-long challenge to break seven high altitude records in as many days.

 

Starting in Zugspitze cable car station in Germany last Saturday he walked a 995-metre-long cable car line unaided, climbing 348 metres to a height of 2,950 metres above sea level.

Nock is hoping to raise money for children’s charity Unicef.  

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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