Nik Wallenda Tightrope Walked Across a 1,500-Foot Gorge, Not the Grand Canyon, with No Safety Harness (Video)
Remember when daredevil Nik Walenda did that tight rope walk across Niagara Falls, and how some people thought that some of the excitement was taken out of the stunt by ABC’s insistence that he wear a safety harness so that we couldn’t watch him fall to his death live on television?
Well, the badass made sure that didn’t happen again. On Saturday the dude walked across a two-inch cable that was 1,500 feet above ground and spanned 1,400 feet across the Grand Canyon…kind of.
You see, he did perform the amazing stunt and lived to hug his wife and three kids afterward. However, despite the way they promoted the event, Wallenda did not walk across the Grand Canyon. The U.S. National Parks Service wasn’t having any of that. Instead, he walked across what they call “The Little Grand Canyon“—a 1,500-foot gorge over the Colorado River that sits on property of the Navajo Nation.
Technicalities aside, the guy still walked 1,400 feet across a tiny cable without a safety harness, and it was pretty awesome. Take a look:
I love how the guy takes a break from thanking Jesus at the 1:26 mark of the video to also thank the Discovery Channel—I’m sure the Lord appreciated that.
Seriously, though, congrats to Nik Wallenda for not dying. You are one crazy dude.