Daredevil Nik Wallenda’s Stunts

Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, is known for his death-defying stunts above the Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and the Orlando Eye. See some of his most risky stunts in photos.

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda brought his high-wire act to Maryland Wednesday morning, walking between two buildings at the National Harbor on Feb. 28, 2018.
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Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda waves to a crowd below after he walked untethered along the rim of the Orlando Eye, the city's new, 400-foot observation wheel, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.
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Nik Wallenda walks over the Chicago River 600 feet above the ground at a 15 degree incline for Discovery Channel's Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda on Nov. 2, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois.
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Wallenda wipes the sweat from his forehead as he walks across a 300-foot wire suspended 100 feet in the air between two towers of the Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 4, 2011.
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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick steel cable taking him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge, Ariz. on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The daredevil successfully traversed the tightrope strung 1,500 feet above the chasm near the Grand Canyon in just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him and the cable swayed.
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Daredevil Nik Wallenda, became a seventh generation high-wire walker, after he crossed over the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on Sunday, June 23.
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Daredevil Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to be the first person to cross over the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on Sunday, June 23. Pictured here, he practices June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla.
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Wallenda prepares in Sarasota, Fla. for a one third of a mile walk across the Grand Canyon. The journey is approximately the length of four football fields and he expects it to take about a half hour.
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A large crowd in Sarasota, Fla. watches as high wire performer Nik Wallenda does a practice run for an attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon June 23, 2013.
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Wallenda practices in his hometown of Sarasota, Fla., in anticipation for his walk 1,500 feet above the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013. To put that into context, The Empire State Building is about 1,454 feet tall.
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Wallenda's mother, Delilah Wallenda, designed her son's high-wire shoes, which are part moccasin, part ballet shoes.
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The June 23, 2013 stunt will technically not take place inside Grand Canyon National Park because officials rejected Wallenda's request. He will walk the tightrope suspended close by, in the Little Colorado River Gorge, on the Navajo reservation near Cameron, Ariz, pictured here.
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Wallenda walks a tightrope across the frontstretch before the NASCAR Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Concord, N.C., Oct. 13, 2012.
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Wallenda walks across Niagara Falls on a wire in Niagara Falls, N.Y., June 15, 2012. As a part of the agreement, he wore a harness. But he will not wear safety equipment as he walks across the Grand Canyon June 23, 2013.
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Wallenda is the first person to walk on a tightrope 1,800 feet across the mist-fogged brink of roaring Niagara Falls.
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Wallenda's mother performs with him 100 feet in the air between two towers of the Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2011. Delilah Wallenda, lowers her body, as her son crosses over her during their high-wire act where the two simultaneously walked across a 300-foot-long wire.
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Wallenda walks on top of the ferris Wheel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, April 16, 2011 in Santa Cruz, Calif.
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Wallenda pedals a bicycle across the Bridge Suite of the Paradise Island Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas, Aug. 28, 2010. He didn't use a safety net then.
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Wallenda walks a 1000 foot-long high-wire, suspended 200 feet over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh July 3, 2009.
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The high-wire daredevil and the seventh generation of the Flying Wallendas circus family pedals a bicycle on a wire 12 stories above the street in Newark, N.J., Oct. 15, 2008.
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