Soraya Schultz

Soraya Schultz

In the summer of 2014, I took my first steps on the slackline, and I was addicted right away. With the mindset: “if I don’t do it know, when will I?” I tried my first highline two weeks later, which terrified me! From that moment on I thought “If I can do this, I can do anything”. Highlining is 100% mental and a 100% physical game that I love to explore and push till the limits.

Ever since, I’ve been captivated by opening new highlines in the most beautiful places. I’m mostly interested in complex highlines in alpine environments. The journey itself in an adventure with the highline as the cherry on the cake.

Since I’m from the flattest country in the world and work as a social worker, this can be quite a challenge.

Next to spending time on-line, I am an avid climber from bouldering to trad climbing to alpinism. When my body is tired, I’m enjoying my downtime with my dog and cat, work in my little garden, bake a nice banana bread, etc. Life is too short to be bored!

  1. Highlining in Sardinia

    Can you spot the highliner? #ulassai and #sardinia provided the perfect place for raed athlete @ayaros_ztluhcs and her 90m Rainbow highline. The line was visible from nearly everywhere in the entire valley, which made the residents enjoy the view and philosophizing about the action going on at the top of their village. ⁠ The amazing atmosphere of this picture was captured by @lepyruvate_outdoor (Forian Beyer)⁠ Get your own Rainbow webbing in our slackshop: https://raed-slacklines.com/rainbow-polyester-highline-webbing⁠
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  2. An Alpine Highline - The Vulture's Head

    What happens when four highly motivated highliners receive the message that their dream project is cancelled due to bad weather conditions? Right: They simply go somewhere else and have some fun there. Watch raed athletes Soraya, Flo and Quirin highlining and having fun in the alps, documented by Tom Peek:
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  3. Waterline: Soraya cruises across the Lago di Cavèdine, Italy

    Waterline week still to go! Soraya cruises across the Lago di Cavèdine, Italy. In the background you can spot the Monte Casale. For waterlines we recommend soft and bouncy webbing like our Rainbow or SuperMOTM. Check them in our shop: https://raed-slacklines.com/slackline-webbing/ Pic: Tom Peek
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  4. A highline sunset session in sardegna

    A sunset session with a walk directly into the sunset is one of the most iconic things every highliner dreams about. Here's what raed athlete Soraya has to tell about this one:

    "Before we went to Sardinia we did some research and had contact with a local highliner. He had never rigged the line at Capo Testa but he knew it has been done before. The information that he could give us was: bolting is not aloud. Everything is rigged natural.

    We needed to go to this place as we got mesmerized by the pictures in the climbing topo.

    After a short walk we entered the valley. I was impressed. The shapes of the rocks where fascinating and the highline was obvious. We scrambled/climbed up on both sides to check out the anchors and made a plan. You have to be creative when you rig a natural anchor what makes it a lot of fun. To rig a 155m highline in a team of 2 can be a challenge. It's always hard work but everything went smooth. Just before sunset we finished the highline and we could have the cherry on the cake: a beautiful session at sunset."

    Line specs: 155m Double Rainbow ( https://raed-slacklines.com/rainbow-polyester-highline-webbing ) Anchors: all natural Location: Capo Testa, Sardinia Picture: Tom Peek

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  5. Highline trip to Sardegna

    Raed athlete Soraya went to Sardinia with her partner Tom and many meters of Rainbow webbing in their backpack. Here's the story she brought from that adventure:

    "Before we went to Sardinia we did some research and had contact with a local highliner. He had never rigged the line at Capo Testa but he knew it has been done before. The information that he could give us was: bolting is not aloud. Everything is rigged natural.

    We needed to go to this place as we got mesmerized by the pictures in the climbing topo. After a short walk we entered the valley. I was impressed. The shapes of the rocks where fascinating and the highline was obvious. We scrambled/climbed up on both sides to check out the anchors and made a plan. You have to be creative when you rig a natural anchor what makes it a lot of fun. To rig a 155m highline in a team of 2 can be a challenge. It's always hard work but everything went smooth. Just before sunset we finished the highline and we could have the cherry on the cake: a beautiful session at sunset."

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  6. Soraya at the Safety Meeting 2018

    raed athlete Soraya was one of the riggers at the Safety Meeting in the Netherlands last autumn. Here you can see her on the 40m MOTM line between these brutalist concrete buildings. What an amazing week that was! Get your own MOTM in our slackshop: https://raed-slacklines.com/motm-tubular-nylon-slackline-webbing line specs: * main: 40m MOTM / backup: 40m Parsec * raed PRO weblocks picture: Tom Peek
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  7. Welcome to the team: Soraya!

    Please welcome our next team athlete: Soraya! Soraya comes from the flattest country on the planet. Here's what she has to say about her slack carreer so far: "In the summer of 2014, I took my first steps on the slackline, and I was addicted right away. Two weeks later, I tried my first highline which terrified me! Highlining is 100% mental and 100% physical. Ever since, I’ve been captivated by opening new highlines in the most beautiful places. I’m mostly interested in complex highlines in alpine environments. Since I’m from the flattest country in the world, this can be quite a challenge. I’m very happy that Raed Slackline will support me on this journey with strong, light and reliable gear!" We're looking forward for many cool projects with you, Soraya! If you also want to rig beautiful highlines, you will find the right gear for it in our slackshop: https://raed-slacklines.com/
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  8. Soraya highlines in an abandoned place

    Abandoned industrial sites have a very unique attraction to highliners. In 2017 raed athlete Soraya went to the Landschaftspark Duisburg, Germany to establish a new highline. The name: "Walk With the Wind" - Lenght_ ~50m. 60m height. A black & white picture with high contrast seems like a perfect way to express the aesthetics of such a line. Perfect. Pic: Tom Peek Get your own highline gear in our slackshop: https://raed-slacklines.com/
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