Theft in Tehran

//Theft in Tehran

Theft in Tehran

During a recent highlining trip to Tehran where they established a new line overlooking the city, Mohammad’s car was broken into and backpacks full of climbing and rigging gear were taken. Purchasing highline gear is difficult, expensive due to exchange rates, and in some cases the gear simply can’t be found in Iran. In order to get our project back on track, we will be taking a rig with us to the Turkey Highline Festival in February to replace the lost gear so that the Iran Slackline team can continue establishing lines before Crossing Lines happens in October.

Thanks to support from Balance Community in offering us discount prices on a full highline rig, as well as a deal from Slackline Brothers for a discount SB pulley set, we can bring this gear with us at the tune of approximately $1300.

Since Jade and I are already planning on footing our own travel costs, buying a spare rig is a bit of a stretch. We’re hoping the highline community and friends and family might be interested in helping us out in exchange for being part of this project. Additionally, we have a few ideas of how to say thank you.

See the indiegogo campaign for details. I’ll give you a hint though, one of them involves Jade using her knitting skills. And she’s awesome at it.

By | 2014-04-08T00:33:03+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

About the Author:

Highliner, Traveler, Scientist, Storyteller Highliner and slackline instructor Sonya Iverson travels around the world to slackline festivals to assist with highline rigging and to promote the efforts of the International Slackline Association, of which she is president. Sonya graduated with a PhD in Molecular Biology from Boston University in 2016. She now focuses on the development of the slackline community as the sport grows in popularity. Sonya founded Slackline U.S., a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety and conservation in slacklining and to assisting with access management for the slackline community. Her passion is on using slacklining to connect cultures with Crossing Lines.

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