Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nik Wallenda Walks On High Wire Across Grand Canyon -Without A Safety Net

Man Walks Tight Rope Across The Grand Canyon With No Safety Net For 22 Minutes And Survived
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Daredevil Nik Wallenda has a wife, three children, and he's been training for one moment his entire life:
To tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon without any safety net or harness. Making it across means life, falling means death.
Wallenda's grandfather died before viewers' eyes on live television trying to do a similar, harness-free walk.
"Thank you Jesus," Wallenda keeps repeating with each step. "You're my king, you're my protector, you're my shield, you're my strength, you're my lord." He's battling high winds and balancing with a 45 pound bar on the 2-inch wire. He reached the half-way point on the wire at the 11:30 minute mark.
The walk will take more than 20 minutes and the wind is ranging from a safe 18 miles per hour to a more treterous 30 miles per hour. Wallenda has knelt twice to wait out the stronger wind.
Here's his bio on Discovery's website:
"Nik Wallenda is known as 'The King of the High Wire.' He is the seventh generation of the legendary Great Wallendas and began walking the wire at age 4. He and his family have performed some of the most famous stunts in the world, but no one else has ever dared to take on the Grand Canyon.
Here are some shots of him crossing the Grand Canyon.
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