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Nik Wallenda’s Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls


If you are afraid of heights the thought of walking on a tight rope in a circus may frighten you. Let’s multiply that by ten thousand and have you walk a tight rope over Niagra Falls. Sounds crazy right? Well Daredevil Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross the falls on a tight rope coming up tonight.

Nik Wallenda will walk approximately 1,550 feet on a tightrope wire, suspended 173 feet above the raging waters of Niagara Falls — an unprecedented feat that has been banned for over 125 years. Wallenda’s tightrope walk over Horseshoe Falls, the biggest of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls, is unprecedented and will be a culmination of a life’s work for Wallenda, 33, and his entire daredevil family.  “It’s very exciting. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” says Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the legendary Great Wallendas, a travelling family circus troupe dating back to 1780. “It’s been a dream I’ve had since I was six years old when I first visited the falls with my parents. I remember looking across… and thinking, it would be cool to be the first person in the world to do this.”

ABC will air Wallenda’s long-planned stunt live. The “Megastunts” ABC special will be part of a two-part, three-hour event that will include an hour devoted to the greatest stunts in history. Countdown to Niagara: The Greatest Megastunts of All Time” (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and “Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls – Live!” (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET)

[via ABC News]


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