Jay Cochrane walks over Love River/愛河高空走鋼索 柯克侖再破紀錄
June 30, 2001. Kaohsiung's temperature hit a record of 35.7℃, the highest in the last 5 years. Meanwhile, the bank of the Love River was sizzlingly hot with huge crowd. On the spot, the holder of 5 Guinness world records, "The Prince of the Air" Jay Cochrane broke the record of urban skywalk by traversing the Love River on a 750-meter-long, 120-meter-high tightrope in one hour without any protective equipment. Dazzlingly colored balloons soared to his triumph as he completed the feat, which won rounds of warm applauses and put the city of Kaohsiung on the renowned Guinness Book.
Cochrane came across the idea of walking over Love River when he was invited to join this year's Kaohsiung Lantern Festival. After thorough survey, he decided to cross the Love River from Ta Yuan Building to the top of Illuna Galleries. He hoped to bring Kaohsiung's beauty to the world through the event.
Cochrane is scheduled to set yet another Guinness record in Kaohsiung during this coming Mid-autumn Festival. He plans to stay in mid-air for 22 successive days to overwrite the old record of staying on steel wire for 21 days. The incredible attempt is expected to cause quite a stir again in Taiwan.