Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk near Grand Canyon

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Nik Wallenda, a high-wire artist, walked a two-inch thick cable across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon.

He completed the walk in just under 23 minutes.

He he made the 1,400-foot long walk without a net or safety harness.

4 comments

  • MyTakeOnIt

    Yes, I watched the fool do it without a safety net or harness for his 22 minutes of fame. Would it have been any less great if he used a safety net or harness? His wife, kids and parents were there to watch him possibly fall to his death. How emotionally damning could that have been?

  • S.L.HUSS

    Quoting MyTakeOnIt: [ His wife, kids and parents were there to watch him possibly fall to his death. How emotionally damning could that have been? ]

    I have no doubt whatsoever that Wallenda's family was there to support and cheer him on as a family whose heritage is one of living on the edge 24/7. Furthermore, his decisions and actions are his and his immediate family's and if they were in agreement over the many consequences Wallenda faces on a daily basis and are ACCEPTING of his choices, then who are we to even voice any discord?

    • MyTakeOnIt

      Without any safety precaution, it makes him look selfish. I was with about a dozen people who were watching this and some of them were nearly pissing in their pants.

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