Follow an Elite Group of Fearless Highliners on New discovery+ Show Pushing the Line

By: Discovery

Watch some of the world's most daring athletes take on the highline. The series begins streaming on discovery+ June 5.

May 11, 2021
This Is Highlining
Loading Video...

What is it like to walk on a line, hundreds of feet above the ground, on a 1-inch rope that’s thinner than your belt? And why would anyone ever do it? Welcome to the world of highlining. PUSHING THE LINE, an all-new series streaming Saturday, June 5, on discovery+, follows some of the top highliners and the up-and-comers of the sport, who live together and push each other to take on the craziest places to set lines and break records.

“This sport is not just about walking on a line. It’s about living life to its fullest,” said world-class highliner Spencer Seabrooke, who has broken multiple records including the world record for the longest free solo slackline ever in 2015.

Few people will experience highlining themselves. Stregnth, athleticism, balance, and stamina are all required to walk a long line. Even just stepping on the line requires mental fortitude.

This all-new series takes viewers inside the world of these fearless athletes, who live every day like it could be their last. What answers are they searching for out on that line? This is an intimate look at what motivates these athletes to risk it all every day.

While what they do on the line is wild, their life together off the line can be crazier. That includes a couple who got married – in the most public way possible – while suspended 500 feet above Moab, Utah. Their wedding was viewed more than 100 million times on social media. Now divorced, the couple is figuring out how to coexist with each other for the first time. But can they set aside their tumultuous past in a tight-knit community where everyone knows your business?

For 30 days, cameras captured some of the top heavy-hitters of the sport including Spencer Seabrooke, Andy Lewis, the Godfather who helped invent this sport and appeared with Madonna at the Super Bowl, and Mia Noblet, who holds the world record for longest walk (for women and men). And nipping at their heels are a group of young, hungry athletes and personalities looking to put their name in the record books.

The crew will set new lines or attempt new stunts every week in some of the beautiful and challenging locations in the American West – including Moab’s iconic Fruit Bowl, where a line is strung 500-feet above the desert floor. The team will also climb the 400-foot Castleton Tower to string lines from one ledge to the next and take on the Colorado Rockies where they’ll attempt to break the US record with the highest kilometer walk in history.

Follow the conversation on social media with #PushingTheLine, and follow Discovery on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates. You can also follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Next Up

Where White Water Is The Life Of The Party

The brand new series ‘WHITE WATER SUMMER’ is bringing oar-sized drama and party-hard nightlife to discovery+ on March 30!

Journey to the Finals: Master Distiller Tournament of Champions

What challenges had to be conquered to become the ultimate champ. All episodes streaming now on discovery+.

The Fastest Female Drivers in America are Racing on STREET OUTLAWS: GONE GIRL

Seven women are ready to smoke the competition driving straight-up street-legal cars in the all-new series STREET OUTLAWS: GONE GIRL — coming to discovery+ on September 6.

Tracy Morgan's Best Shark Week Quotes

Tracy Morgan teams up with shark experts throughout the country to identify the craziest and most ferocious sharks in the ocean. Here are Tracy's best quotes on his favorite sharks and their incredible capabilities and adaptations.Stream Sharks! with Tracy Morgan on discovery+.

Shark Week: The Podcast – Forrest Galante on Walking Epaulette Sharks and Great Whites which can Change Color

Luke Tipple is joined by biologist & star of Discovery’s Shark Week Special Island of the Walking Sharks, Forrest Galante, to discuss remarkable walking epaulette sharks in Papua New Guinea.

Naked and Afraid XL Rises to the Next Level

This season, four Naked and Afraid XL veterans attempt an epic 60-day challenge while leading a new generation of survivalists embarking on their first 40 days.

Let's Get Piggy With It — PIG ROYALTY Returns to discovery+

Lines are drawn and loyal allies become enemies as the fan-favorite series PIG ROYALTY returns discovery+ on Wednesday, March 16.

25 Street Racers are Competing on STREET OUTLAWS: AMERICA’S LIST

Get Ready To Race — STREET OUTLAWS: AMERICA’S LIST returns Monday, March 21 at 8p on Discovery and discovery+.

America’s Fastest Racers Return to the Track on STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS

The wait is finally over! America’s fastest track racers are back, and the stakes are higher than ever with new cars, new drivers, 15 events, and nearly $900,000 up for grabs. STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS returns for an all-new season on October 11 at 8p on Discovery.

Phil Torres and Silja Torres Welcome Baby Atlis Bjear Into The World!

On March 20, 2022 Expedition X's Phil Torres and his wife Silja introduced a new member to the crew!