Sonntag, 15. November 2009
Liquid Mountaineering is a new sport which is attempting to achieve
what man has tried to do for centuries: walk on water. Or to be more
precise: running on water.We are developing the sport from scratch.
By accident we found out that with the right water repellant
equipment you can run across bodies of water, just like a stone
skimming the surface. It’s a difficult technique, involving the right
water conditions, making use of the surface tension, speed and angle.
It’s hard work to even make a few steps, but once you get the hang of
it, you actually do get some distance! To run over water is not
comparable to anything you are familiar with, like ice or any other
surface for that matter. It feels more like running on an invisible
carpet that could tear at any moment. When you do actually make a
perfect run is just an awesome feeling. We are still pioneering the
sport and the techniques to run across water, but we’re pretty sure
it could be the next big thing. We're truly lucky to live in this
historic time when technology and human skill come together to make
the impossible possible.