SARASOTA, Fla. — Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed 61 metres over an oceanfront highway in Sarasota on a wire without a safety harness or net.
The circus performer and six-time Guinness World Record holder carried out the stunt Tuesday on a sunny but windy morning. He says there was more wind than he expected and the cables were moving “quite a bit.”
Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him almost half a kilometre over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday.
Wallenda performed the stunt on a five-centimetre-thick steel cable, 450 metres above the river on the Navajo Nation near the Grand Canyon. He took just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him so that he could get “the rhythm out of the rope.”
On June 23, 2013, daredevil Nik Wallenda performed his latest high-wire stunt by tightrope walking across the Little River Gorge near the Grand Canyon without any safety equipment. Balancing on a 2-inch wire that stretched 1,500 feet, he faced 48 mph winds. His takeaway? Danger is all in one’s head. He said mental toughness got him through the 23-minute ordeal. I teach mental toughness to athletes, professional sports coaches, and CEOs and other executives.
Aerialist Nik Wallenda is set to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope Friday evening, a historic attempt that observers say is in line with his appetite for the extreme and the high-wire customs of his "Flying Wallendas" family.
By Chris Katje: If you weren't one of the 13 million people that witnessed Nik Wallenda walking a tightrope over the Little Colorado River Gorge, you missed an exciting television event. More importantly, you might have missed an exciting investment opportunity in the television network that made it all possible, the Discovery Channel owned by Discovery Communications (DISCA).
When I heard that daredevil Nik Wallenda will attempt to be the first person to cross over the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, I thought "That's crazy." Not because it's 1,500 feet up and a quarter-mile across with no harness or net, but because the National Park Service allowed it.