“I would say the only thing I fear is God,” the 34-year-old Wallenda said.
He certainly had no fear of walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, riding a bike on a high wire 260 feet above the ground or hanging from a hovering helicopter by his teeth.
On Sunday, Wallenda will attempt an even more ambitious feat, even for a man who was born into a family of risk-takers.
He will bid to walk on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. The event, which will be broadcast live on Discovery Channel at 8 p.m. Sunday with a 10-second delay, will take place on the Navajo reservation near Cameron, outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.
Wallenda will walk a third of a mile across a wire suspended 1,500 feet above the river. (In comparison, the Empire State Building in New York City is 1,454 feet high).
“I respect deeply what I do and realize there’s a lot of danger in it,” he acknowledged.
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