The magic of the high wire has left the circus tent and the safety net behind, at least when it comes to Nik Wallenda, "The King of the Wire." The daredevil high-wire artist, acrobat, and six-time Guinness World Record holder will be traversing the Grand Canyon -- 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River -- and the entire spectacle will air live on the Discovery Channel.
In this exclusive promo for the upcoming TV event, titled "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda," he shares some of the details of his awesome undertaking. "This walk, you know, [is] five football fields long. It doesn't make sense in your mind. I look at this, and that's 1,500 feet high, but there's no cars over there; there's no people; there's nothing to kind of relate to. So you can't grasp the magnitude of it," he says while sitting on the edge of the canyon.
Some reasons why Wallenda chose the Grand Canyon for this pursuit are the look of it, the height ofRead More »from The King of the Wire Reveals Why He's Walking Across the Grand Canyon on Live TV [Exclusive Video]