The annual Girls Only Slackline Festival is a highline meeting for women held in Ostrov from 1 to 4 September. The event is in its 8th year, and more than 30 girls gathered in the sandstones to put their balancing skills to the test on a variety of highlines.

The event is an international affair, with at least eight nationalities represented. The level of ability ranges from beginner to professional, and this year there were highlines from 12 meters long to 56 meters long. Ostrov is the perfect place for the event, with easy-to-access highlines and beautiful exposure over the forest, not the mention wonderful sandstone climbing!

The festival is organized to encourage women to feel confident with the sport, the organizer Faith Dickey said. “Part of the fun at the Girls Festival is defying stereotypes and empowering women. One way we do this is by practicing the extreme sport of Highlining while wearing dresses and costumes, and high heels in my case.”

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