The coolest place in the whole village is campsite and pub 'Pod Císařem' where you can stay and get some delicious check food and beverage. The pub has it's own character and it is really busy on weekends so actually best time to come and highline is during the week.
|Sleeping in 'Pod Císařem' (photo by Jean Geofrrion)|
|Jordan working in a pub ... (photo by Jean Geoffrion)|
Most of the lines around Ostrov have average height of 20m but you can find anything from lower up to around 50 meters. The length of the lines is even more diverse; you'll be able to choose from multiple already existing lines from 6 up to 96.5 meters range ("Master of Universe" Highline).
|Kwjet on the "Master of Universe" back in 2010 (photo by Jordan Tybon)|
|Himmelreich Area (photo by Jordan Tybon)|
|Jan & Kwjet slinging big tower (photo by Jordan Tybon/2010)|
|FS on the "No Gods No Masters" Highline (28m L/28m H)|
|OS-FM-FS on the "Rainmaker" aka "Free Some" Highline (14m L/35m H)|
|Jordan on the "Alterweg" Highline just before his first freesoloco (photo Jan Galek)|
|Faith and Jan (Kletter Kiddies) together in Ostrov (photo by Jean Geoffrion)|
Also, whole Somewhereelseland Team gathered in Ostrov to shoot footage for a French TV show which should be released really soon. It was really fun times! Faith put up two new female world records sending her longest FS highline ("28 Hertz" 28m L/25m H, FM) and longest highline ("Master of Universe" 96.5m L/25m H, HM). Jordan, Faith and I sent "Czexas" Highline (22m L/22m H, FA: F. Dickey) freesoloco style. I think I had like 10 leashless full-man sends on this line and even added few simple tricks. During that time, Jordan and I also waked another line without protection. "No Gods No Masters" sent first by Jordan is 28m long and 28m height scary line in between two rock noses. I mean the line itself is maybe not so scary but when you step on it it is quite intimidating feeling. I've sent the line the line FM plus one extra walk. Didn't have enough motivation to walk back the more scary direction. I was really happy to hear Jordan free-soloed the line too (HM). It is really proud send and he didn't plan it at all but you know how it is; first swami, then shackle, ankle-leash ... and "why not? I already free-soloed that shit" ;). I was also really surprised to send "Master of Universe" (96.5m L/25m H) too (OW). Soon, more about my new personal and polish highline record :) !
|Jordan being happy after full-maning "Czexas" Highline (22m L/22m H)|
|Just before sending "Master of Universe" Highline (96.5m L/25m H)|
I gathered footage from few trips to this magic place and put up short video using just a free-solo footage. Some of the ines in this short pieces are:
- "Czexas" Highline (22m L/22m H),
- "No Gods No Masters" Highline (28m L/28m H),
- "Rainmaker" aka "Free Some" Highline (14m L/35m H),
- "Playground" Highline (15m L/17m H),
- "Zkouřenka" Highline (21m L/35m H)
Soon, I will write about more stories from Ostrov, put up more movies and maybe see you there!!
Peace & SlackOn!