• Short Summary

    Fearless Ricardo Schneider, holder of the world record for tight-rope walking - he has stayed aloft for 104 hours - boarded the liner "Stavangerfjord" at Copenhagen March 19 for an attempt to improve his old record by nearly 80 hours.

  • Description

    Fearless Ricardo Schneider, holder of the world record for tight-rope walking - he has stayed aloft for 104 hours - boarded the liner "Stavangerfjord" at Copenhagen March 19 for an attempt to improve his old record by nearly 80 hours.

    Schneider intends to walk on the tight-rope for the whole of the seven-day sea trip to, New York. The 33-year-old aerialist will have all meals served to him on the rope.

    This seemingly easy walk up and down a tight-rope in port could become a suicidal risk in heavy Atlantic seas.

    His most famous trip was in 1959 when, some 9000 feet up, he walked for one day on a rope between two mountains in the Alps.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SK8I9DW6U0D5C3DKWS3XBZFB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SK8I9DW6U0D5C3DKWS3XBZFB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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