Johannes was born in South Munich in 1993. At the early age of 12 he started rock climbing and slacklining, changing his life forever. Since then he has spent his time chasing the most spectacular and unique locations the world over in order to push slacklining to new levels.
In 2014 Johannes started working as a creative content producer with a focus on directing. The same passion that fuelled his worldwide travels now fuels his creative endeavours. This can be seen in his most recent projects, the latest taking him to America, where he took his first steps in narrative film-making, combining this with the spectacular imagery he is known for.
Projects I've been involved with:
In Monument Valley we realized a unique and long-held dream: BuildingBridges.
Niklas had the rare opportunity to highline between two hot air balloons. By managing the full length he broke the world record for the highest slackline ever walked above ground.
Rigging the longest (217 m) and at the same time highest (247 m) urban highline line was almost as demanding as the walk itself, which tested Alex limits and for which he needed all his experiences.
650 meters long & 200 meters high – a storm blowing hard at 100 km/h impeded Alex from crossing the longest nylon slackline in the French Auvergne at first.
Aerial stunt with airplane pilot Kirby Chambliss and highliner Alexander Schulz on a 250 m long highline 300 meters above the sea at "Tetakawi" in Sonora, Mexico.
Epic slackline adventure on defense towers from World War II in the North Sea.
Only as a team and with lots of digging could the longest slackline of the world be realized successfully in a chinese desert.
Looking for an aesthetic urban highline we ended up in the most ugly European city. As so often Johannes was the one to keep us going. Without him this project would have never been realized.
During his first slackline trip to China Alex managed to walk a 375 m long highline and thus broke the old world record by more than 70 m.
By walking the entire 327 m long slackline over water Alex improved the record in waterlining once more.
On August 14th 2014 Alex sent a 271 m long slackline over the harbor basin of the North Sea island of Helgoland and thus gained back the world record in waterlining.
A highline between two cable cars at Zugspitze 2800 m above sea level. Walking between swinging cable cars 150 m over the glacier was a unique experience for Alexander Schulz and Niklas Winter.
On this day we rigged a 196 m long waterline over a lake and Alex could walk it just like that the first time he tried.
With this urban highline between Pfeifturm and Moritzkirche in Ingolstadt we rigged the first slackline at, respectively over, a German church.
The longest polyester slackline of the world. A bavarian meadow full of sheeps, good friends and beautiful autumn weather were the ingredients for this undertaking.
After having failed the first time in spring 2012, we rigged the 110-meter-long polyester highline – the longest ever rigged so far – during the First Slackline Festival at Hochkönig.
A dinner on a space line!
Find out here how this idea came about and how it was realized!
Alex realized his dream by walking the first 300-meter-long polyester slackline. Watch the pictures, the video and read the report here.
Belogradtschik, Bulgaria. Never heard of?
Then you had better read the report, plan the next holiday and travel to a true highline paradise.
Illegal highlines in a closed down refinery, which was about to be pulled down. Here you find the pictures with our report.
skiing + slackline = fun²
40m long beautiful but illegal urban midline at the Friedensengel in Munich.
After the Mönchsbüffel Johannes climbed the Eiger north face in order to rig 2 highlines with Bernhard at the "Mushroom".
Rigging the 50 meters long highline at Mönchsbüffel was an event that affected Johannes most.
The UNESCO world heritage 250 km southeast of Thessaloniki is one of the most beautiful destionations of Europe. We spent sightseeing there, however, in our own way.
After the first expedition in 2008 was a great success we knew that there were more first ascends.