Nik Wallenda to walk Grand Canyon on tightrope
A daredevill stuntman has announced plans to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope in a tribute to his great-grandfather, who died attempting a similar stunt.
• Nik Wallenda to walk across Grand Canyon on tightrope
• Wallenda will be 1,500 ft above ground
Nik Wallenda will traverse the famous US landmark 1,500 ft above ground without the use of a safety harness.
The stunt, which will take place on June 23, will be televised live.
“This is another one of my dreams coming true,” Wallenda said.
“This is one that has been on my bucket list for some time.”
Wallenda last year became the first person in 116 to cross Niagra Falls on a highwire.
Karl Wallenda, the 34-year-old’s great-grandfather, died in 1978 during a walk between two buildings in Puerto Rico.
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