Nelson’s Mia Noblet was in Brazil last month for a highline walk that would smash her previous world record. Photo: Angelo Maragno

Nelson’s Mia Noblet was in Brazil last month for a highline walk that would smash her previous world record. Photo: Angelo Maragno

Mia Noblet breaks own highline world record in Brazil

The Nelson native walked 614 metres over a valley last month

Mia Noblet has taken another big step into the record book.

The Nelson native smashed her own women’s world highline record with a 614-metre walk across the Canion Espraiado in Brazil on April 21.

Noblet actually fell halfway through her first attempt and needed to return using a safety line before successfully completing her second walk on the line, which hung 450 metres above the valley bottom.

Her walk beat her previous mark of 493 metres set last November in Utah. Her latest feat was done with seven other Brazilian athletes.

Related: Over the abyss: Mia Noblet is always a step away from death



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Noblet required two tries to complete her latest walk. She fell on the first try. Photo: Angelo Maragno

Noblet required two tries to complete her latest walk. She fell on the first try. Photo: Angelo Maragno

Noblet’s walk was 614 metres in length and 450 above the ground. Photo: Angelo Maragno

Noblet’s walk was 614 metres in length and 450 above the ground. Photo: Angelo Maragno