Meet the Athlete
Name: Gaëlle Joubert
Around 2009, Gaëlle read an article about the Flying Frenchies walking "tightrope" in Verdon. She found it awesome and kept the article... "One day ..." She was introduced to slacklining through rock-climbing, in 2011. In 2013 she went to Canada for an Internship., and that’s when she started longline « Seriously ». In 2015 the slackline communities evolved in the Facebook Age, online, she met awesome people that took her highline in Verdon. The circle was complete.
For two years she kept highlining, but didn't improve much. She loved being out there, in the wild, but sadly once on the line, she couldn't overcome her fear. At some point, she met the crazy Louise Lenoble and quited her job for a while, and realized her mindset has changed : she was not afraid anymore, having fun on longer lines and enjoying the challenges of rigging ! Now, what she enjoy the most is going exploring the mountains and establishing new lines with Friends. In 2016 she rigged and send the most northern line ever rigged, on a Greenland glacier.
She is also the painter behind the amazing and succesfull “Highline Comics” Facebook page, and part-time Software Engineer.
"Don’t despair if you feel highlining is not for you and you are improving much more slowly than others. Take your time, just enjoy how lucky you are to be on that cliff anyway, and at some point it will come. I’m the living proof you can be a beginner for a long time, and end up not so bad.”
“Drawing and painting forces you to pay attention to every detail of the landscape that surrounds you. It makes you analyze everything, and look at your environment with another perspective. A drawing session, can help you to feel “at home” on a line.”
Drawing super funny, totally relatable and amazing drawings! Go check that out on “Highline Comics”! She enjoys the highline the most, especially opening new cool lines and everything around that. Think about exploration and climbing. She love the back bounce & hammockroll. But If you see a girl doing a mermaid on a line, it's probably Gaëlle!
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Gaëlle's favorite moments / Pictures
A very secret, epic and hidden highline somewhere! Picture by Chauffour Pierre Productions.
Enjoying the wonderful view on Monaco.