In daring act, Mongolian walks on 65-meter long tightrope


M.Myagmarsaikhan during his skywalk act (Montsame)

M.Myagmarsaikhan during his skywalk act (Montsame)

Ulaanbaatar: A Mongolian circus actor successfully has walked on a 65-meter long tightrope 25 meters above the ground across the Waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan in Uvurkhangai aimag.

M.Myagmarsaikhan, the highest tightrope walker of Mongolia according to the Encyclopedia of Mongolian Circus, is an acrobat who used to work at the Mongolian National Circus until he went abroad in the late 1990s, Mongolian news agency Montsame reported.

In 2005, he started working with Swiss high-wire artist Freddy Nock who pushed him into this stunt and started performing skywalk act since. His contract to work in Switzerland ended in 2010 and M.Myagmarsaikhan has been living in Mongolia since then.

As his partner Freddy Nock always wondered why he never performed high-wire acts in his home country, M.Myagmarsuren said he would walk over the waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan when vacationing with his family in Uvurkhangai aimag.

A year after he returned from his travel, he started preparing for the first ever skywalk performance in Mongolia, buying everything he needed, including a rope and pole for balance.

M.Myagmarsaikhan said that one of the problems he faced during his preparation was that many companies rejected his application for life insurance.

Fortunately, a local insurance company approached him to offer support, the news agency added.

M.Myagmarsaikhan thanked for the Mongolian National Circus and other companies and his former colleagues and friends who helped him realize his skywalk act.

To set up the ropes and equipment and take the necessary measures to ensure his safety, 22 people worked with him for nine hours ahead of the performance.

Regarding his plans, he said “Chuluut Canyon and Khermen Tsav canyon are also in my mind for future stunts in Mongolia”.

As the only Mongolian artist who performs skywalk stunts, he is also planning to train young acrobats.

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