USA

  • Aerialist Nik Wallenda near the end of his quarter mile walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona, June 23, 2013. 
  • Daredevil Nik Wallenda gives a thumbs-up sign as he nears the end of his treacherous walk across a remote gorge near the Grand Canyon.
  • Aerialist Nik Wallenda, left, is welcomed by his wife, Erendira, after walking a 2-inch-thick steel cable over the Little Colorado River Gorge, June 23, 2013. 
  • The daredevil successfully traversed the tightrope strung 1,500 feet above a chasm near the Grand Canyon in just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him.
  • Aerialist Nik Wallenda kisses the ground after walking a 2-inch-thick steel cable that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge. 
  • Daredevil Nik Wallenda gestures during a news conference after completing his tightrope walk across a chasm near the Grand Canyon.

King of the High Wire

Published June 24, 2013

American daredevil Nik Wallenda has successfully walked across a windy gorge near the Grand Canyon on a five-centimeter steel cable without a tether or safety net.


You May Like

Ebola Death Toll Nears 5,000 as Virus Advances

West Africa bears heaviest burden; Mali toddler’s death raises new fears More

Jordan’s Role in Fighting IS Carries Domestic Risks

There are Western concerns Islamic State militants soon may unleash offensive in kingdom that could create upheaval - though nation has solid intel, grip on banking system More

Asian-Americans Enter Public Office in Record Numbers

A steady deepening engagement in local politics pays off for politicians like Chinese-American Judy Chu More