Nik Wallenda defies death with successful tightrope walk over ‘Grand Canyon’
‘King of the High Wire’ takes ‘life or death’ walk over 1,500-foot drop, but it was actually over Little Colorado Gorge; it was dramatic nevertheless Nik Wallenda proved again Sunday that he is indeed the King of the High Wire, becoming the first person to walk a tightrope over the “Grand Canyon” in what was billed as a life or death stunt.
Indeed it was a death-defying act, crossing a 1,500-foot-deep canyon on a two-inch steel rope, but it was a bit misleading, considering it wasn’t exactly the Grand Canyon.
The place where Wallenda made his 1,400-foot-long tightrope walk was actually over Little Colorado Gorge in the Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, land of the Navajo Nation, located near Cameron, Arizona, according Forbes magazine.
A tweet from Grand Canyon National Park on Sunday also made it clear the stunt was not in the park itself.
“The event would not have been approved in Grand Canyon National Park,” Maureen Oltrogge, the park’s public affairs officer, told Forbes...