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Nik Wallenda will appear on live television walking across a tightrope through the Grand Canyon. He won’t be hooked up to a safety harness when he does this.
As we previously reported, Wallenda has walked over Niagra Falls, but he had a safety harness on when he walked to Canada.
“This is a dream of mine, as was Niagara Falls. It's just the next chapter in my list, if you will,” he told the Today Show about his upcoming June stunt. “It's just another one in the bucket list.”
Wallenda went on to talk about his excitement that he isn’t wearing the harness this time. “It was my dream to walk over Niagara Falls since I was about 5 or 6 years old, but part of that dream was taken away because I had to wear that harness," he said. "The exciting thing about this event is that I will not be wearing any tether or any safety whatsoever,” he said.
He had to wear the harness because of ABC, which televised the event and required him to wear it contractually.
The next live stunt will air on Discovery on June 23, and it will be his highest tightrope walk ever.