SOME of us may have backed a little to close to the edge of a cliff in a bid to take a beautiful panoramic photograph on holiday. But while the average leisure-seeker is likely to hear the words 'Not to close!' as they creep to the cliff-edge, slackliner Dan Hunt won't listen a word to the health and safety brigade.

In fact, the daredevil seems to make it as dangerous as he can for himself as he takes off his shoes and socks to cross a high wire suspended 500ft above Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

And then, with he loose wire bowing beneath his expose feet, he uses a camera mounted on the end of a pole to take beautiful bird's-eye view of the Somerset beauty spot as he crosses.

However, given the lengths to which he goes to the take the images, images of him crossing the deadly drop make even more compelling viewing.  Standing on a two inch thick line wearing jeans and a yellow cagoule, the snack vendor from London walks across the 28m line.

Dan first scaled the gorge last year with fellow rock climbers Nadeem Al-Khafaji and Pedro Pimentel.

The trio spent the morning walking between two cliffs and taking pictures of the stunt. Slackliners can often be seen practising their dangerous art in public parks with low lines run between two trees.

However, when the skill truly becomes an art is when the drop below increase. Unlike tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut, it stretched and bounces like a narrow trampoline and allows walkers to perform stunts.

In the images here Dan can be seen hopping on the line and dropping down to sit with his legs astride the line.

Beneath him is the 13,000-year-old limestone gorge where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.           –Daily Mail

The caves were cut into the landscape by the winding of an underground river and it attracts more than 5,000 visitors a year. It's a wonder of nature, a tourist attraction and, to daredevils such as Dan, it's a deliciously deadly playground.