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Revealed: The woman who did this; GREAT ORME WIRE WALKER IS WORLD RECORD BREAKER.

Byline: MARI JONES Daily Post Reporter mari.jones@trinitymirror.com

THE daredevil who was seen walking across cliffs on the Great Orme on a "slackline" has been revealed as world record-breaker highliner Sarah Rixham.

A crowd of around 50 people were left gobsmacked as they watched her highwire stunt in Llandudno.

WATCH A THE GREAT STUNT DAILY POST.Sheffield-born funambulist Sarah holds the record for the longest women's highline walk. She along with pals Tom Parker and Steffi Wulf had travelled to the town early on Sunday morning to set up their equipment before attempting to traverse a 280ft drop.

And despite how the scene might have looked to bystanders, Steffi says the group were all totally safe during the stunt.

Steffi, from the Wirral, said: "A friend passed us the link to the Daily Post story yesterday so we decided to reveal ourselves.

"We regularly travel to Wales as it's so beautiful and really enjoyed highlining across the Orme.

"We took around four hours to rig up, as safety is our highest priority.

"It's pretty much impossible to fall off. I know people think we are crazy but believe you me we don't have a death wish."

The sport is becoming "more and more popular", according to Steffi.

"It's just a great sport, to be somewhere completely different in the elements. The Orme was fantastic as the sea was below, we were hundreds of feet up above.

"I'm a junior highliner so I'm just learning to stand up, but Sarah is a world record holder for the distance she can get across the slackline."

VIDEO OF ORME NOW AT WALES " But not everyone are fans of the trio's actions.

Sergeant Dave Cust from North Wales Police described it as a "dangerous activity" and urged people to think carefully before having a go, while a spokesman for Conwy council said it "could not condone" the activity.

"I can understand people's concerns," added Steffi.

"Some people who highline are a bit gung-ho but we don't go about it lightly - you've got to know exactly what you are doing."

WATCH A VIDEO OF THE GREAT ORME STUNT NOW AT DAILYPOST.WALES

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