Highlands & Islands

In pictures: UK's highest altitude highline completed on Ben Nevis

Highliner Image copyright Johny Cook
Image caption A team of highliners undertook the challenge above Gardyloo Gully

The setting of a new record for the UK's highest altitude highline has been revealed in a series of images.

A team of highliners completed their challenge 1,344m (4,409ft) above Gardyloo Gully on Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, on 6 May.

Highliner Image copyright Johny Cook
Image caption The team beat a record they had previously set

Highlining involves walking between two points on a flat piece of cable called webbing. Safety harnesses prevent highliners from falling to the ground if they lose their balance.

Sheffield-born Sarah Rixham, a previous holder of the world-record for the longest female highline, was part of the team.

She has described highlining giving her a feeling of being "free and floating" and that she always feels safe, even when she loses her balance.

Highliner Image copyright Johny Cook
Image caption Safety harnesses prevented the highliners from falling when they lost their balance

The other team members were Tom Parker, Jack Chandler, Tania Monier, Rosanna French, Augustin Moinat, Thibaut Simon and Brodie Scott.

They broke their own record which they set on Sgurr Alasdair in Skye at a height of 976m 3,202ft.

Inverness-based photographer Johny Cook documented May's feat on Ben Nevis.

Highliner Image copyright Johny Cook
Image caption The challenge was completed in May

All images copyright of Johny Cook.