Incredible Scenes: Austrian Tourists Slackline Across Red Lake in Imotski!

Daniela Rogulj

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Luka Kolovrat / TZ Imotski

Take a deep breath and feast your eyes, you may never see something so heart racing again!

Exactly one month ago on May 6th, 2017, famous French diver Frederic Swierczynski was the first to leap to the bottom of the karst, natural phenomenon in Imotski: the Red Lake. Little did we know back then that adrenaline seekers would continue to thrill us here.

Already fresh on the map of those seeking extreme tourism, the Red Lake in Imotski has once again embraced the adrenaline rush of foreign tourists. This time, however, through a much different kind of sport: slacklining. 

On Monday, June 5, 2017, Slobodna Dalmacija reported that six Austrian tourists with a passion for slacklining took on the challenge to walk across the opening of the Red Lake on a polyester rope only 2.5 centimeters wide!

From Innsbruck, Austria, Florian Zoller, Julian Mitteraier, Francisco Crespo, Oliver Ross, Qvirin Herterich, and Theresa Weber rattled the hearts of onlookers with this stunt – and the footage is the best promotion for Inland Dalmatia we could imagine!

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Luka Kolovrat

The slackliners walked across the lake with 100 meter, 240 meter, and 400 meter ropes – and nothing but a harness and bare feet!

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Luka Kolovrat 

“Your lake is beautiful. We have walked all over the world at challenging heights, cliffs, ravines, but this is our record. They say that it is 290-300 meters deep. And that nature, that view, it’s magnificent. We thought we would stay a day or two, just for a little walk, but now we are staying two days longer,” said Florian Zoller, the leader of the adrenaline group. 

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Luka Kolovrat

“This is the biggest promotion for our Red Lake. With this and the dive on May 6th, it seems to me that the Red Lake is now on the maps of many tourists. And that was the goal. The Austrians asked if they could come, and we secured a license and said we would see what we can do,” said Luka Kolovrat, director of the Tourist Board of Imotski. 

The Austrian slackliners enjoyed the rush all Monday afternoon – they even walked the rope blindfolded and on one foot!

Did you miss catching this once in a lifetime opportunity yesterday? Don’t fret! You can still watch the slackliners today and tomorrow – and trust us; you won’t be sorry.


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