Tightrope walking is not just for the circus anymore. Seventh-generation acrobat Nik Wallenda plans to become the first man to traverse the Grand Canyon by tightrope this weekend – without any safety gear – Outside magazine’s Scott Rosenfield reports.
“Last year, Wallenda completed a similar feat across the Niagara Falls, but was forced to wear a safety harness. There will be no such safety precautions this weekend,” Rosenfield writes.
If all goes according to plan, Wallenda will walk a quarter of a mile at 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River. His walk will be shown live on the Discovery Channel.
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