The Highline Meeting Monte Piana is one of the coolest meetups in the world. Organized by Alesandro D’emilia and Armin Holzer, this annual meeting takes place in the beautiful Dolomites of northeastern Italy and invites adventurers to gather their hammocks hundreds of feet above ground to honor the memory of 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives here during WWI.
The idea for a hammock highline meeting first came about in 2012 and since then the tradition has continued.
‘Just one hundred years ago, winters up here were characterised by bombs, grenades and lots of pain’, explain D’emilia and Holzer. ‘Our idea was to re-experience Monte Piana in friendship and peace with each other, accompanied by kindhearted feelings during the day, and lulled to sleep at night by magical silence’.
The Highline Meeting has just taken place for the third time, with a total of 26 people coming together to form a colourful rainbow of 17 hammocks across the mountains.
If you’re wondering what kind of hammock you’re supposed to use at one of these meetups, you should head to Ticket To The Moon to checkout the original manufacturer of camping hammocks. This place sells not only their awesome camping hammocks but a range of moonchairs, mini backpacks, hammock tarps, and tree-friendly straps to use those hammocks on.
And if you’re wondering who was adventurous enough to take photos of the Highling Meeting, well, that would be photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter. He definitely captured the incredible courage these adventurers took in camping at the annual Highline Meeting, and if you’re up for more of his snaps (and why wouldn’t you be?), you can follow him on Facebook here, and Instagram here.