Tightrope Fishing

LSC Swollen RiverFor some, a fishing trip means rest and relaxation, but for others it means their families eat for a day or two. That’s the case for the Laotian man in this video who risks his life crossing the swollen Mekong by walking a cable to reach an island where floods have trapped the fish. Ironically, the trek across the high wire is so dangerous, he can’t bring back very much fish, no more than a couple on each trip. That’s a lot of work, and risk, for a small payoff, but sometimes harsh conditions require harsh measures. Not sure if I could do this, but one thing I do know is that I’ll never again complain about having to drag my kayak over a rocky path or down a steep bank to get to the fish. File this one under: amazing.

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