Highline Kurse & Workshops

Highline Workshop mit Samuel Volery

Scroll down to find the second highline course in English, that takes place in May 2024. 

Scroll more down to find the Highline Freestyle Workshop in English in April 2024

Wolltest du schon immer einmal in schwindelerregender Höhe über eine Slackline gehen? Dann bist du in diesem Kurs genau richtig. Unter der Leitung von Samuel Volery, einem der erfahrensten Highlinern weltweit, lernst an einem Vorbereitungsabend die wichtigsten Basics um auf einer Highline gehen zu können. In der darauffolgenden Woche steht dann das Highline-Weekend an! Hier wirst du das Erlernte in die Tat umsetzen und deine ersten Aufsteh-Versuche oder sogar Schritte auf einer Highline machen können. Dies natürlich gesichert (Stürze gehören dazu), wie es für das Highlinen selbstverständlich ist. 

Highline-Weekend: An diesen zwei unvergesslichen Tagen wirst du in Gadmen, in der Nähe vom Sustenpass, unter Sams Anleitung deine ersten Highlines aufspannen. Die kürzeste Line ist ca. 20m lang, die längste Line ca. 60m. Nach dem Aufbau ist es Zeit für die ersten Versuche. Angst überwinden, auf die Highline raussliden, nochmals gut durchatmen und nun ist die Zeit für den ersten Leashfall gekommen! Unter der Anleitung von Sam lernst du, wie du stürzt, wie du die Leash kraftsparend wieder hochklettern kannst, einfache Tricks auf der Highline, Aufstehen und vielleicht erste Schritte zu machen. Daneben ist aber die Sicherheit und der Aufbau von Highlines ein grosses Thema. Das Highlinen ist insgesamt ein sehr sicherer Sport – dies aber nur, wenn alle Sicherheitsregeln eingehalten werden und die Highline-Korrekt aufgebaut ist. Während dem Kurs kannst du den langjährigen Highline-Profi mit deinen Fragen löchern und an deinen persönlichen Zielen arbeiten.

Mehr Infos findest du in den Kursausschreibungen weiter unten. 

Slackline highline workshop

Highline Kurs in der Schweiz – mit Samuel Volery

Kursinhalte

  • Erlernen und Verfeinern der Grundlagen auf Slacklines im Park
  • Erste Highline-Versuche 
  • Ausprobieren einfacher Tricks 
  • Sturztraining
  • Aufbau von Highlines
  • Sicherheit beim Highlinen
  • Hochklettern der Leash

In den Kurskosten inbegriffen ist:

  • Kursteilnahme
  • Slackline zum Ausleihen (falls gewünscht)
  • Kursmaterial (Highline-Setups)
  • Abendessen (Samstag) und Frühstück (Sonntag) am Highline-Weekend (auf Wunsch auch vegan)
  • Übernachtung im Haus – bitte Matratzenbezug und Schlafsack mitbringen. Alternativ dazu kann auch im eigenen Van oder einer eigenen Hängematte outdoor übernachtet werden. 

 

Location und Zeiten Sommer-Kurs

1 x Vorbereitungs-Abend: in einer kleinen Slackline-Halle in Stans 

  • Dienstag 11. Juni 2024 (19:00 – 21:30)

1 x Highline-Weekend: in Gadmen – Nähe Sustenpass. Übernachtung im Mehr-Bett-Zimmer oder eigenem Camper-Van.

  • 22. /23. Juni 2024
 

Voraussetzungen

Du solltest mindestens eine 20m lange Slackline durchlaufen können. Mitbringen solltest du auch eine gewisse Fitness (z.B. mind. 2 Klimmzüge schaffen oder 6a klettern) und Durchhaltewillen. Das Erlernen der Bewegungen braucht Geduld und kann auch das eine oder andere Mal einen blauen Fleck zur Folge haben. Wir empfehlen sehr, dass du dir auch zwischen dem Vorbereitungsabend und dem Highline-Weekend ein paar Stunden Zeit nimmst um das Geübte zu Verfeinern. Dafür stellen wir den Kursteilnehmern falls gewünscht auch Slacklines zur Verfügung.

Wir empfehlen sehr, dass du vor dem Kurs die folgenden Dinge schon übst: 

– Mantle Mount

Sit Mount auf einer Slackline mit ca. 2m Durchhang

– Auf einer rodeo- or longline einen surf starten und stoppen

Speziell der Mantle Mount ist extrem wichtig, um beim Kurs dann viele Versuche machen zu können. Wenn du diesen nicht beherrschst, bist du sonst schon nach 1-2 Versuchen völlig platt. 

Du solltest mitnehmen:

Wetterfeste Kleidung & Klettergurt. Für das Highline-Weekend Bettzeug oder Camping-Ausrüstung, Verpflegung für den Tag (Abendessen, Frühstück und Übernachtung sind in den Kurskosten inbegriffen). 

Falls du möchtest, kannst du auch Schutzausrüstung mitnehmen (z.B. Handschuhe, Tiefschutz, Barfuss-Schuhe (z.B. Skinners)). Nötig ist das aber nicht. 

Kursleitung

Samuel Volery ist einer der erfahrensten Highliner weltweit und hat bereits weit über 300 Slackline-Kurse geleitet. Er ist mehrfacher Highline-Weltrekordhalter und hat unzählige Tricks wie den Schulterstand oder Handstand als weltweit erster auf einer Highline geschafft. Er begeht alle seine Highlines immer gesichert.

Alter: mindestens 18 Jahre (ab 16 Jahren mit Unterschrift der Eltern)

Versicherung: Ist Sache der Teilnehmer

Anzahl Teilnehmer: 6 – 10

Kurskosten

360.- CHF 

Der komplette Betrag sollte überwiesen werden um den Platz definitiv zu sichern. Der Betrag wird zu 90% zurücküberwiesen, falls du dich mehr als einen Monat vor dem Kurs abmeldest. Weniger als 1 Monat vor dem Kurs erfolgt eine Rückzahlung von 80%. Falls wir den Kurs absagen müssen, wird natürlich der komplette Betrag zurücküberwiesen.

Zitat eines ehemaligen Kursteilnehmers

Paul Schneider, Highline-Kurs Teilnehmer 2021 hat uns nach dem Kurs folgendes e-Mail geschrieben: „Nochmals vielen Dank für den Highline-Kurs. Es war insgesamt eine total wertvolle Erfahrung und es überkommt mich fast Wehmut, wenn ich an das schöne Wochenende zurückdenke. Es war alles so surreal und wie in einer anderen Welt! Du hast uns wunderbar angeleitet und durch diese Highlight-Stunden geführt!“

Hast du noch Fragen

Dann schreib uns per Kontaktformular oder ruf uns an: Telefon +41 (0) 77 408 03 5

English Course - Highline Workshop in Switzerland with Samuel Volery

Have you always wanted to walk across a slackline at dizzying heights? Then this is the right course for you. Under the guidance of Samuel Volery, one of the most experienced highliners in the world, you will do your first attempts on a highline. In this course you will learn how to rig a highline safely. This includes how to build anchor points on trees and on rocks. But also how to connect the 2 anchor points – we will even learn how to fly a drone-connection between the anchor points. 

Another focus is on the sport part. Learn how to slide out on the highline, how to sit and stand up and how to leash fall. Also we will have a look on some basic freestyle tricks like e.g. a chest roll or a sit bounce. These freestyle tricks are actually easier than walking on the highline and will help you to overcome your fears of height.  

There are many more skills to be learned in the course like e.g. how to rig a hammock on a highline. But mainly we want to focus on your personal goals. You will have plenty of time to bring in your questions. This can be very basic stuff like learning how to tie a figure-8 but could also be advanced stuff like learning how to do a Yoda-Roll or the advantages and disadvantages of different taping methods. 

Highline Week: On these four unforgettable days you will set up your first highlines in Gadmen, near the Susten Pass, under Sam’s guidance. The shortest line is about 20m long, the longest about 70m. 

Goals of the Highline-Workshop

  • Learn and improve your slackline basics like sit-mounts and walking skills
  • First Highline tries
  • Try some simple tricks which also helps overcoming your fears of height 
  • Learn to leash fall
  • Learn to rig highlines (anchor point, connection, etc.) 
  • Highline safety
  • Climb a leash
  • Rig a hammock on a highline

Included in the course costs:

  • Participation on the workshop
  • All necessary highline material (except for your personal harness)
  • 3x Breakfast and 3x dinner (from Monday evening until Thursday morning)
  • A sleeping place in the house – Please bring your own sleeping bag and bed sheet. Optionally you can also sleep in your van or in a hammock outdoors.

Location and Dates

4 days in Gadmen, close to the Sustenpass. Exact location

  • 23. – 26. May 2024
Close to the spot there are amazing hiking possibilite – it is definitely worth to visit the „Triftbrücke“ (google it to see pictures) which can be reached by hiking. Also really close to the spot there is the Sustenpass which offers more highline possibilities. You can find detailed information about those Highline Spots here
 

Requirements

You should be able to walk at least a 15-20m long slackline on the ground. Ideally with about 2m sag. You should also be in more or less good shape (e.g. be able to do at least 2 pullups or climb 6a). 

We really recommend that you learn how to 

– Mantle Mount

Sit Mount on a slackline with about 2m sag

Specially the mantle mount is an extremely important skill prior to the highline course as it will allow you to do many tries. If you do not have a clean mantle mount you will be exhausted after 1 or 2 leash falls. Having a strong and clean mantle mount will allow you to do many tries on the highline!

Upon the basics mentioned above, we also recommend you to learn

– How to start and stop a surf on a rodeo- or longline

– On a low rodeoline (with mats underneath) you could even give a few tries to mount and walk while wearing a harness to start understanding the leash management

Things to bring along:

Take weather proof clothes and a harness with you. If you have, also bring along a personal safety sling with a carabiner and a HangOver (rolling device). Upon that, take your sleeping bag and bed sheet. And as the place is a bit in the middle of nowhere it is wise to buy some food for lunch and snacks already on the way there. 

If you want, bring protective equipment like gloves, cup (for weird leashfalls), skinners (barefoot-shoes), bike-pants. However, all that is just if you want – there is absolutely no necessity to wear protective equipment.

Guide

Samuel Volery is one of the most experienced highliners world wide and has a huge experience in giving courses. He has managed to walk several highline world records and has invented countless highline tricks. He walks all his highlines always secured. 

Age: at least 18 years (above 16 with a signature of the parents)

Insurance: The participants are responsible for their own insurance

Number of participants: 6 – 10

Course costs

540.- CHF incl food (breakfast & dinner) and accomodation 

If you pay in Euros, I normally take the exchange course on the day of your registration. However, I won’t ever charge more than 550 EUR, even if the currency exchange would be that bad. 

Registration & Terms

You can register by sending us a message to [email protected] or press on the Subscribe-Button below. To definitely reserve your place, a pre-payment of 10% of the full amount is needed. This can be done via Bank Transfer or Paypal – please let us know what you prefer. The pre-payment will be paid back in case that we have to cancel the course or in case that you drop out because of a medical reason (proof needed). The other 90% can be paid after the course. 

Please write in your registration e-Mail for which of the courses you’d like to register. 

A former participant – Fabienne Egger – states

Thank you again a million times for this great highline beginner workshop.

🏔🌳——–🚶‍♀️——–🌳🏔

You are a very skilled instructor and coach. Your patience, thorough thorough information, guidance and instructions, your eye for details in safety, and your ability to cheer us up and not only push our limits but actually getting us to level up was amazing. 

Thank you. 

I can highly recommend you to any new highliner, but also those who want to improve their techniques and skills.

A really detailed feedback by former participants Andrea Chan and Ran Steiger

Super amazing things
– Sam, your really cool teaching style, easy going, humble, good balance between teaching and letting us be independent, helpful feedback during sessions on and off the lines
– Opportunity to ask any question and your wealth of knowledge!
– Making us feel physically safe even outside of comfort zones through explaining system and all redundancies
– Feeling like the workshop was adjusted to the level of the group ability
– Supply of equipment (we only needed harnesses and personal safety)
– Teaching on rescue and de-tensioning to re rig an anchor
– Teaching us problem solving and decision making skills when rigging rather than a set method, giving confidence to consider rigging our own safe high lines
– Encouraging good team communication and leadership
– Duration – 4 days was good for sessioning and theory teaching and taking into account weather
– Raf’s food and hospitality

Feedback for making the workshop even better:
Before coming:
– Learning to mantle/mount more useful for starting to highline than walking
– Some awareness of what using a harness, leash and leash ring would feel like, direction of falls (even maybe wearing a harness on a park line and feeling how to sit with the leg straps etc)
– Travel for international people: advise Swiss train and bus system is really easy to use, not to stress about getting to location

During:
– When advising to warm up tell them to warm up their necks (for the awkward leash falls and whiplash to come 😂)

 

Highline Freestyle Workshop in Switzerland with Samuel Volery

Do you want to learn new dynamic and fun Highline Freestyle tricks? Maybe stick your first sofa roll, rocket mount, flare or chestroll to feet? Then this is the perfect workshop for you. Sam has a big variety of tricks to teach and tons of experience doing so. In this workshop you will also learn how to rig a great freestyle highline. 

Requirements

You should already feel comfortable sliding (with a HangOver) and sitting on a highline. If you can already stand, walk and do some tricks, even better. But this is no necessity. Stoke and the will to improve are more important. 

What I will teach

  • How to rig a great freestyle line
  • Different freestyle tricks (this depends on your level, you can also text me in an e-mail what your dream trick would be so we can work towards that one)
  • We want to also stick a synchro combo on 2 parallel highlines in the end.

Included in the course costs:

  • Participation in the workshop
  • All necessary highline material (except for your personal harness)
  • A place to set up your tent or hammock or to park your van

Location and Dates

3 days in Niouc, in south-west Switzerland. 

  • Friday-Sunday 19. – 21. April 2024

Location & Setup

We will have two parallel highlines of around 70m length which makes it easy to teach directly from the line beside and show the according trick. 

The highlines are only 3 minutes walk from the „camp ground“. It is not an official camp ground but a pretty crazy place that offers bungy jumps, rope jumps but mainly tons of good mood. More information can be found on bungyniouc.com. Also we can rig 1-2 rodeolines on the camp ground – this often helps to do the tricks in slow-motion for the basic understanding. 

Sometimes some longer highlines of 160-200m are being rigged right next to the freestyle spot. 

On place there is running drinking water. However, bring your food along as there is no shop nearby. During the weekend days the bar of Bungy Niouc is open and you can order coffee, etc. if you want.

Things to bring along:

Take weather proof clothes and a harness with you. If you have, also bring along a personal safety sling with a carabiner and a HangOver (rolling device). Upon that, bring your camping equipment. And as the place is a bit in the middle of nowhere it is wise to buy some food for lunch and snacks already on the way there. 

If you want, bring protective equipment like gloves, cup (for weird leashfalls), skinners (barefoot-shoes), bike-pants. However, all that is just if you want – there is absolutely no necessity to wear protective equipment.

Guide

Samuel Volery is one of the most experienced highliners world wide and has a huge experience in giving courses. He has managed to walk several highline world records and has invented countless highline tricks. He walks all his highlines always secured. 

Age: at least 18 years (above 16 with a signature of the parents)

Insurance: The participants are responsible for their own insurance

Number of participants: 4 – 8

Course costs

310.- CHF incl. accommodation 

If out of whatever reason you cannot afford that, but are really motivated to join, we are happy to give a discount of up to 60%. 

If you pay in Euros, I normally take the exchange course on the day of your registration. However, I won’t ever charge more than 330 EUR, even if the currency exchange would be that bad. 

Registration & Terms

You can register by sending us a message to [email protected] or press on the Subscribe-Button below. To definitely reserve your place, a pre-payment of 10% of the full amount is needed. This can be done via Bank Transfer or Paypal – please let us know what you prefer. The pre-payment will be paid back in case that we have to cancel the course or in case that you drop out because of a medical reason (proof needed). The other 90% can be paid after the course. 

Please write in your registration e-Mail for which of the courses you’d like to register. 

 

 
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