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Don't look down! Daredevil climbers conquer tallest in Europe dizzying 360-metre-tall Trbovlje chimney04:58

Don't look down! Daredevil climbers conquer tallest in Europe dizzying 360-metre-tall Trbovlje chimney

Slovenia, Near Trbovlje
January 28, 2021 at 09:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage has emerged on Wednesday showing professional climbers Janja Garnbret and Domen Skofic tackling what is thought to be the longest artificial multi-pitch route in the world, on the chimney of Slovenia's Trbovlje Power Station, near Trbovlje; back in October.

The 360-metre-tall (1181 feet) chimney, which is reportedly the tallest in Europe and not operational since 2014, was a real challenge for the pair and as took a considerable amount of time to conquer.

"The first time we went up it took us like the whole day. We started really early in the morning at eight o'clock (07:00 GMT) and then we finished in the dark. Janja already climbed in the dark the last pitch and it was I think 11.5 hours, really long. And the second try was eight hours I guess," said Skofic.

Janja said that the complexity of the route was her main motivation, "I wanted a challenge and I got a challenge and I didn't want just something like just something easy, like walk in the park through the whole chimney, and I wanted something hard and something to challenge me."

The route was designed and set by International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) route setters Katja Vidmar and Simon Margon and contained parts graded as some of the most physically demanding in the sport.

Don't look down! Daredevil climbers conquer tallest in Europe dizzying 360-metre-tall Trbovlje chimney04:58
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Footage has emerged on Wednesday showing professional climbers Janja Garnbret and Domen Skofic tackling what is thought to be the longest artificial multi-pitch route in the world, on the chimney of Slovenia's Trbovlje Power Station, near Trbovlje; back in October.

The 360-metre-tall (1181 feet) chimney, which is reportedly the tallest in Europe and not operational since 2014, was a real challenge for the pair and as took a considerable amount of time to conquer.

"The first time we went up it took us like the whole day. We started really early in the morning at eight o'clock (07:00 GMT) and then we finished in the dark. Janja already climbed in the dark the last pitch and it was I think 11.5 hours, really long. And the second try was eight hours I guess," said Skofic.

Janja said that the complexity of the route was her main motivation, "I wanted a challenge and I got a challenge and I didn't want just something like just something easy, like walk in the park through the whole chimney, and I wanted something hard and something to challenge me."

The route was designed and set by International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) route setters Katja Vidmar and Simon Margon and contained parts graded as some of the most physically demanding in the sport.