Jul 27 - Geezer's Blog - National Walk on Stilts Day

posted by Dave Lehner - 

In Case You Were Curious… About Stilts

July 27, 2018

The Bottom Line: Quick facts about stilts!

The Full Story:

  • In 1891, a Landes shepherd Sylvain Dornon walked from Paris to Moscow in stilts, which took him 58 days.
  • There are 6 different types of stilts: Hand-held stilts, peg stilts, drywall or dura stilts, spring stilts, digitigrade stilts, and articulated stilts.
  • On November 15, 2006 Saimaiti Yiming took 10 steps in 54-foot tall stilts to break the Guinness World Record for walking on the highest stilts.
National Walk on Stilts Day

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