Tight rope walkers cross 1.3 mile-long line

These tight rope walkers crossed a 1.3 mile-long line

at a height of 1,970 feet

setting a new world record that may prove difficult to beat

LOCATION: Lapporten, Sweden

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GERMAN TIGHT ROPE WALKER, QUIRIN HERTERICH, SAYING:"So when I got closer to the anchor of this line I screamed loudly. I don't really know why. Maybe it's a mix of emotions."

The four German highliners wore GPS trackers to measure and verify their feat

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PROJECT ORGANIZER, DAVID SJOSTROM, FROM SWEDEN, SAYING:"This is hard because it's really exposed, it's 600 metres high, it's 2,150 metres (long) and it's really windy here sometimes. So, and just getting everyone here is really far out to get it all organized has been a major challenge."

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