An Athlete Refuses to Give in to Fear as She Walks a Rope Between Mountains
In 90 Seconds About Fear, Norwegian film director Stian Smestad dazzles us with stunning views of athlete Hayley Ashburn balancing in mid-air between two mountaintops in the Italian Alps. In freezing cold temperatures, Hayley walks a 52-meter highline between the Vajolet rock towers. As she does so, she recites quotes about fear from Frank Herbert’s novel, Dune. She inspires us to conquer our own fears as she faces hers and “permits fear to pass over and through” her.