abseiling wall street - burning man 2012


I installed a 9mm static rope at the upper window of one of the buildings, and went rappelling down the facade.­ I then let a few other rock climbers do it with my climbing harness.­

The controversial Wall Street mock-up was designed by Otto Von Danger and built by a DPW crew.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Route Esplanade, Black Rock City, NV, USA

Burning Man Festival

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Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

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Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.