• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH TIGHTROPE WALKER, HENRY ROCHATAIN, SHOULD ACHIEVE HIS AMBITION TOMORROW (MONDAY) - HE WILL HAVE PERCHED ON A WIRE CABLE ABOUT 1,140 FEET (350 METRES) ABOVE GROUND FOR TEN DAYS.

  • Description

    THE FRENCH TIGHTROPE WALKER, HENRY ROCHATAIN, SHOULD ACHIEVE HIS AMBITION TOMORROW (MONDAY) - HE WILL HAVE PERCHED ON A WIRE CABLE ABOUT 1,140 FEET (350 METRES) ABOVE GROUND FOR TEN DAYS.

    ROCHATAIN CLIMBED ON TO HIS CABLE ON AUGUST THE TWELFTH. HE WAS BALANCE ABOVE A GORGE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY NEAR SANGUES IN CENTRAL FRANCE, AND HIS ONLY CONTACT WITH THE WORLD WAS BY WALKIE TALKIE RADIO. HOWEVER HE COULD HOIST UP FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING.

    HIS ONLY AID WAS A BALANCING POLE, AND WHEN HE CLIMBED UP, POLICE CLAIMED THAT HE WOULD GO WITHOUT SLEEP FOR THE DURATION OF HIS STAY. A FEW DAYS AGO HE RECEIVED A CABLE FROM POPE PAUL GIVING HIM THE PAPAL BLESSINGS.

    LAST EASTER HE PERCHED FOR A WEEK ON A HIGH WIRE 540 FEET (164 METRES) ABOVE LAKE GRANCENT IN THE LOIRE VALLEY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQJKGWCYKHMIPR9KXU6GVFT01
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQJKGWCYKHMIPR9KXU6GVFT01
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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