A group of Highlining sport enthusiasts, went to the Mount Piana, one of the mountains, that is part of the Dolomites mountain range in North east Italy. They had a very special reason- over a hundred years ago, this very scene was rife with horror. For it was the beginning of the first world war and an estimated 18,000 soldiers lost their lives.
This unusual yet poignant tribute, was the brainchild of Alessandro d'emilia and Armin Holzer.
When they were interviewed about this unusual endeavour, they talked about how they thought it would be a 'touching commemorative remembrance'. As they relaxed in peace and harmony above the scene of such terrible tragedies.
In their words:
“Just a hundred years ago, winters up here were characterized by bombs, grenades, and lots of pain,” the event co-founders Alessandro d’Emilia and Armin Holzer as told to My Modern Met.