A man, now dubbed, ‘Spider-Man’, recently did a handstand on one of the cable cars found at Table Mountain.
The daring act was performed by Jeff Ayliffe, who describes himself on social media as “the outdoor media guy who loves finding balance in the sky, ocean and mountains. Freestyle flyer, surfer, climber, and father to an amazing son.”
It seems Jeff is doing the #handstand365 ‘project’ where people are required to do a handstand everyday.
According to Cape Town etc, Jeff has been a fan of handstands for a long time.
He began to love performing handstands and doing gymnastics at the age of 6, training at the YMCA Gymnastics Club in Pietermaritzburg.
“This moment began a love affair with handstands that has endured to this day. I have a passion for this act of balancing on one’s hands that is, even to me, hard to understand. I see places, and just know – “there is a handstand here”. And I’m drawn by a strange force. For the past 40 plus years, this has been with me, and I have continued to do handstands.”
On Instagram, Jeff said that this one on the cable car was the hardest one he has done to date.
“Right at this moment, I’m still trying to absorb this experience. Undoubtedly my most difficult handstand to date, despite a tether, a fall forward was not an option. The job of shutting out absolutely everything, and finding a place of total calm, was so rewarding, and to a degree, a life spent dancing with these situations gave me the tools to have made this one special.”
He also said that this was his 332 handstand.
“I looked the number up. It’s an angelic number, that sends positivity, and makes you happy. A number that tells you everything is in order in your life, and that so far, you have done everything right.”
For his 100th handstand, Jeff did one on the roof of the Cape Town Stadium.
He wanted to do something special for this one and documented it.
You can watch it down here:
Earlier this year, Jeff also celebrated the Springboks’ final Rugby World Cup win over England with a handstand.