Nik wallenda completes tightrope walk above chicago cnn. Recordbreaking us daredevil nik wallenda hopes to make history again by walking across the grand canyon on a tightrope, 450 metres above ground over the worldrenowned landmark. This summer nik wallenda will try walking across the grand canyon without a safety harness, 1,500 feet above the hard earth. Nik wallenda crosses between chicago skyscrapers twice. Wallenda makes grand canyon crossing on high wire history. Wallenda took just over 22 minutes to perform the stunt on a 2inchthick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the colorado river in northeastern arizona. Chicago cbs 50 feet up or 500 feet up, the king of the highwire says whats the difference.
Daredevil nik wallenda will make history by crossing an arizona gorge more than 1,000 feet in the air. Sunday night, thrillseeker nik wallenda became the first person to complete a tightrope walk across the grand canyon. Then, on march 22, 1978, the world watched in horror as karl wallenda fell to his death. Tightrope walker nik wallenda attempts chicago skyscraper crossings. Nikolas wallenda born january 24, 1979 is an american acrobat, aerialist, daredevil, high. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, us tightrope walker nik wallenda fulfilled his childhood dream late friday by walking over the niagara falls and into the history books. Tightrope walker nik wallenda makes chicago crossings us tightrope walker nik wallenda has successfully completed backtoback highwire walks above. Nik earned two world records for the chicago walks.
Famed tightrope walker nik wallenda is aiming to make history again on sunday a year after wallenda, known as the king of the high wire, became the first person to tightrope directly over. Wallenda did not wear a harness as he trekked the quarter mile, which discovery channel aired live. Nik wallendas chicago tightrope strung by oconnell electric duration. God and shilling with quips about writing chapters of his book in his head. Nik wallendas backtoback tightrope walks across chicago. Karl wallenda had been performing stunts since he was six years old. On november 2, tightrope walker nik wallenda will attempt his most audacious feat yet. Wednesdays feat came after one in november, in which wallenda made two chicago skyscraper crossings on high wires. Nik wallenda blindfolded tightrope walk between chicago. Nik wallenda on his tightrope walk between chicago towers. Specifically, he walked wires between three skyscrapers all of which are taller than the washington monument. Nik wallenda, who comes from a long line of circus performers, plans to cross niagara falls on a tightrope on june 15. Nik wallenda is going to tightrope walk across the grand. Tightrope walker nik wallendas grand canyon attempt gq.
Tightrope walker nik wallenda on his televised grand. Wallenda, who hails from a family of tightrope walkers, completed two walks between chicago skyscrapers, the first across the chicago river, the second blindfolded between the citys iconic marina city towers. The special was billed as a highwire walk by nik wallenda across the city of chicago in the united states. Daredevil, tightrope walker nik wallenda makes chicago.
Daredevil nik wallenda wowed chicago and the world on nov. He was trained to walk on a high wire, cycle across a tightrope, and balance as one of a sevenman pyramid. His ancestors were primarily of austrohungarian descent and have been circus performers since the 1700s. Tightrope walker nik wallenda makes chicago crossings us tightrope walker nik wallenda has successfully completed backtoback highwire walks above the city of chicago, watched by thousands of. Nik wallenda slammed for using harness during volcano. Tightrope walker nik wallenda takes on chicago skyscrapers. Famed wallenda family members among 5 tightrope walkers. Daredevil nik wallenda wowed chicago and the world sunday with two hairraising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness, and performing one blindfolded. Nik wallenda crosses noxious masaya volcano on highwire with. Nik wallenda is a direct descendant of karl, whom he calls his role model and his. You can decide whether you want to get scared by something or not. On june 15, 2012, nik wallenda became the first person to walk directly over niagara falls on a high wire. The american daredevils recordmaking tightrope walk over an active nicaragua volcano turned sour wednesday after he was. From crossing the grand canyon and niagra falls to walking blindfolded between two towers in chicago, nik personifies the wallenda family legacy of never giving up and has time.
Us tightrope walker nik wallenda completes backtoback highwire walks above the city of chicago, watched by thousands of people. Famed tightrope walker nik wallenda completed june. Nik wallenda completes wire walk across chicago skyline daredevil makes two crossings, including one blindfolded, in front of 60,000 people, plus a. Thirtyfiveyearold daredevil nik wallenda made history again this past weekend by crossing the dark, windycity skies over chicago on a tightrope. Double tightrope records for nik wallenda as daredevil. Nik wallenda makes blindfolded crossing between chicago. Tightrope walker nik wallendas plan to conquer niagara. Skyscraper live with nik wallenda is a discovery channel special that aired on november 2, 2014.
By allie bidwell, staff writer june 21, 20 by allie bidwell, staff writer june 21, 20. Lately, he has moved into his father, tinos position in the 4person, 3level pyramid. Tightrope walker wallenda crosses niagara falls youtube. On june 15, 2012, high wire artist, nik wallendajoined the ranks of legendary daredevils when he became the first person ever to walk across the roaring niagara falls. Daredevil tightrope walker nik wallendas latest feat. Wallenda, who has previously walked a high wire across niagara falls and made a blindfolded crossing between two towers in chicago, said it was the longest and most dangerous highwire walk of his. Over the years, the 35yearold florida resident has conducted numerous recordbreaking feats, including one across the spectacular niagara falls. Daredevil nik wallenda walks along a tightrope between two skyscrapers suspended 500 feet above the chicago river on sunday. And most recently, in 2009, to duplicate his sister, aurelias crossing of the hahn river in seoul an incredible 1kilometer skywalk. On june 23, 20, nik completed yet another lifelong dream, this one 6 years in the making. Acrobat and tightrope walker nik wallenda completed his longest tightrope walk ever of 1,576 and 10 stories high at the wisconsin state fair.
Defying death over the chicago river balancing act the heir to a tightrope walking family has tried some crazy stunts in his day. Ap five circus performers were seriously injured in a fall wednesday when a pyramid stunt involving famed tightrope walker nik wallenda went awry. Nik wallendas greatest tightrope walks houston chron. Read more tightrope walker nik wallenda successfully completes grand canyon walk on live tv i think you have a choice, he said. Double tightrope records for nik wallenda as daredevil walks. On sunday, in front of a global television audience of several million, the 34 yearold will step out on a 2inthick metal wire and attempt to enter the. Nik wallenda completes wire walk across chicago skyline us. Photos of nik wallendas tightrope walk over chicago. Tightrope walker nik wallenda makes chicago crossings. Nik wallenda completes wire walk across chicago skyline daredevil makes two crossings, including one blindfolded, in front of 60,000 people, plus a worldwide tv audience mark guarino in chicago.
Nik wallenda is set to be the first person to walk across the grand canyon on a tightrope. Nik wallenda completes wire walk across chicago skyline. Stuntman nik wallenda braved cool temperatures and 15 mph winds as he walked 50 stories above the streets of chicago as thousands looked on sunday, november 2nd photos by alex goykhman. Nik wallenda is known as the king of the high wire. The flying wallendas is the name of a circus act and daredevil stunt performers, most known for performing highwire acts without a safety net. Nik wallenda was born in sarasota, florida and is part of the. Nik wallenda walks a tightrope blind between chicago. Us tightrope walker nik wallenda has successfully completed backtoback highwire walks above the city of chicago, watched by thousands of people. Nik wallenda, american daredevil, walks tightrope across. Tightrope walker nik wallenda successfully crosses the. He first walked up a steep incline between buildings either side of the chicago. The 35yearold achieved the two skyscraper crossings without a safety net or a harness.
Wallenda had to wear a gas mask to make the walk, despite wanting to forgo. Daredevil makes two crossings, including one blindfolded, in front of. He made his professional tightrope walking debut at age, and he chose. Falls, and two chicago skyscrapers, wallenda set himself his most difficult task yet. Nik, a seventhgeneration wallenda, dedicated the stunt to greatgrandfather karl, who died in 1978 after falling from a tightrope. Us daredevil tightrope walker nik wallenda notched up two new world records yesterday after successfully completing backtoback highwire walks above the city of chicago. One careful step at a time wallenda battled winds and nearblinding spray to make history, becoming the first person to walk across niagara falls on a tightrope.
Nik wallenda completes tightrope walk across gorge near. Nik wallenda grew up performing with his family and has dreamed of crossing the grand canyon since he was a teenager. Nik wallenda werd nadien bekend om meerdere stunts op een koord of kabel en staat 6 maal genoteerd in het guinness book of records. Nik wallenda s disgruntled fans are holding his toes to the fire. Blindfolded tightrope walker nik wallenda in daring chicago. Mention nik wallenda and the first thing that comes to mind is that of the daredevil tightrope walking across long distances at insanely high altitudes. Us daredevil tightrope walker nik wallenda notched up two new world records. He is the seventh generation of the legendary great wallendas and began walking the wire at age 4. He has already crossed the grand canyon on a high wire without a harness, and on sunday, master tightrope artist nik wallenda is set to face an equal challenge this time, between two chicago.
Geoff robinsafpgetty images tightrope walker, nik wallenda crosses niagara falls on a wire, june 15, 2012. A daredevil tightrope walker is cheered on by crowds in chicago as he walked between two skyscrapers while wearing a blindfold. The broadcast was aired on abc to over thirteen million americans. Nik wallenda walks tightrope blind between chicago. Wallenda is a seventhgeneration member of the flying wallendas family of aerialists. Nik wallenda, niagara falls tightrope walker, makes. Chicago skyline big draw for tight rope walker nik wallenda. Daredevil nik wallenda will tightrope walk across gorge. For a breathtaking 23 minutes, famed tightrope artist nik wallenda walked on a twoinch steel cable crossing the grand canyon, 1500 feet above the ground without a net or tether. The heartstopping attempts, which were viewed by thousands of onlookers below, along with a watching live tv audience on the discovery channel, saw wallenda set new records.
Daredevil, tightrope walker nik wallenda makes chicago skyscraper crossings posted 7. Fresh off his latest feat walking the 400foot orlando eye while it was in motion, tightrope walker nik wallenda said thursday theres a simple answer for. Stuntman nik wallenda, 34, successfully walked across the grand canyon on a twoinch tightrope crossing at a height taller than the empire state building. Tightrope walker karl wallenda fell to his death on live. The 35 yearold completed both crossings without a safety net or a harness. Tightrope walker nik wallenda completes grand canyon stunt. With nik wallenda stretched to two hours weighed down by filler. Guide to your evidence what makes a guinness world records title. Tightrope walker nick wallenda made two trips between downtown chicago buildings more than 500 feet from the ground on sunday, november 2.337 716 780 870 409 855 981 219 853 931 1469 767 142 345 364 645 1330 966 521 871 913 432 1018 769 984 15 83 1109 830 171 959 620 780 403 1348 1236 512 271 145 251 1225 19 133 872 145 303 982