Nik Wallenda has done it again. The American daredevil tightroped walked between two Chicago skyscrapers on Nov. 2 — twice! Oh, and he completed the death-defying walk blindfolded! Click to WATCH!
We’re going to need a minute. Nik Wallenda’s scary and seriously deadly blindfolded walk between Chicago skyscrapers left us biting our fingernails and our anxiety levels through the roof. To make the 35-year-old’s feat even more incredible, he walked that walk twice! This dangerous and phenomenal accomplishment set two world records! Way to go, Nik!
Nik Wallenda’s Latest Tightrope Walk
We almost couldn’t believe. Watching Nik walk between two insanely high Chicago skyscrapers left us with our jaws on the floor.
Nik walked very slowly between the building on a wire that 3/4-inch thick! We can’t even imagine, especially considering her was completing the task in the Windy City! He was blindfolded at one point and not attached to any safety harness. Wow.
He completed the first walk in six minutes and 52 seconds and made the second blindfolded walk in only one minute and 17 seconds!
He set two Guinness World Records for his latest stunt — the highest incline tight rope walk and the highest blindfolded tight rope walk.
Nik’s latest stunt was broadcast live — with a 10 second delay — on the Discovery Channel and could be streamed online. The daredevil completely took over social media as everyone waited in pins and needles to see if he would complete his task.
While you may be surprised, this type of trick is typical for Nik. The 35-year-old was born into a traveling circus family, according to NBC News. Nik is determined to go above and beyond with his work. His great-grandfather Karl Wallenda fell to his death during a walk in Puerto Rico in 1978.
In June 2014, Nik successfully walked across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. This was his greatest stunt to date, until now.
He walked across the Canyon on a two-inch-thick steel cable 1,500 feet above the ground. We couldn’t believe it then, and we can’t believe it now.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Nik’s latest stunt? Crazy or totally cool? What should he try next?! Let us know!
— Avery Thompson