All His Training Pays Off: Slackliner Wins Carnegie Medal for Ski Lift Rescue Over Cables

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Up on the Colorado ski slopes in 2017, a man was suspended from a chairlift by the strap of his backpack coiled around his neck. Nearby, professional slackliner and ski instructor Mickey Wilson knew that there was no one better trained to affect a rescue than he.

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For those outside of the know, slacklining is a fun activity similar to tightrope walking in which people practice balance, nerve, and coordination by walking and doing tricks on a single line of nylon strapping that has a lot of bounce.

 

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