Nik Wallenda, 34, risked his life and tightrope walked across the Grand Canyon on live TV on June 23! Relive the mind-blowing experience and browse through our gallery of photos.
Nik Wallenda had us on pins and needles as he slowly tightrope walked across the Grand Canyon on live TV on June 23, walking a quarter-mile at 1,500 feet above ground. We were filled with extreme joy and relief when Nik successfully crossed the gap after a breath-taking 23-minute journey.
Nik Wallenda Pics: Man Tightrope Walks Across Grand Canyon
Nik, 34, crossed the Grand Canyon with no safety harness and even managed to run the final few feet!
He took just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him and the rope swayed.
“Thank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God,” Nik said, halfway into the walk.
After the walk, Nik told Discovery that the winds, expected to be 30mph, were “unpredictable” and dust had accumulated on his contact lenses.
“It was way more windy, and it took every bit of me to stay focused the entire time,” he said.
The high-wire act had stars like Kaley Cuoco, Phillip Phillips and more biting their nails, and exuding pure joy and relief when Nik successfully crossed the gap.
We couldn’t be happier that Nik completed the walk and made his dreams come true. What did you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know below!
WATCH: Nik Wallenda’s Epic Walk Across The Grand Canyon
— Chris Rogers
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