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Nik Wallenda

Niagra Falls walk

15 Jun, 2012

Wallenda makes the longest unsupported tightrope walk in history, some 1,800 feet (550 m) across the widest part of Niagra Falls. The walk starts a dusk and takes 25 minutes. Throughout the walk he is able to communicate with ABC reporters live. As he steps onto the wire he tells them:

It’s a beautiful view … A dream in the making

About half way across the wire Wallenda crosses into Canada (he has taken his passport with him). He is buffeted by 14mph winds.

That mist was thick. It was hard to see at times. The wind was wild. It’d come at me one way and hit me from the front, and hit me from the back

I’m drained … My hands are going numb. I feel like I’m getting weak.

Near the end he gets down on one knee, and blows a kiss to the crowd.

Megastunts: Nik Wallenda Takes the First Step in His Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls