• 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.

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