Little Colorado River & Daredevil Nik Wallenda

The Little Colorado River is a river in the U.S. state of Arizona, providing the principal drainage from the Painted Desert region. 3.0/5

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda pauses as he walks on a two-inch diameter steel cable rigged 1,400 feet across more than a quarter-mile deep remote section of the Grand Canyon near the Little Colorado River in Arizona on June 23, 2013.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda completes high-wire walk across Grand Canyon - this is crazy stuff. U.S. daredevil crosses Grand Canyon on high wire (00:56) By Tim Gaynor LITTLE Colorado River, Arizona | Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:48am EDT (Reuters) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda completed a historic high-wire walk on a 2-inch (5-cm) steel cable over the Grand Canyon on Sunday and was greeted by wild cheers after his hair-raising stunt. Wallenda, the self-described "King of the High Wire," took 22 minutes and 54 seconds to walk 1,400 feet across the crimson-hued canyon with just a distant ribbon of the Little Colorado River beneath him. The event was broadcast live around the world. Wallenda, the first person to cross the canyon, made the walk without a tether or safety net. Wallenda could be heard praying almost constantly during the walk, murmuring "Thank you, Jesus." He kissed the ground when he reached the other side. "It took every bit of me to stay focused that entire time," Wallenda said. "My arms are aching like you wou ...
So today is the day that Daredevil Nik Wallenda is crossing a tightrope 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River...
Daredevil Nik Wallenda to try crossing gorge near Grand Canyon The Discovery Channel will broadcast Wallenda's walk live on live television at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday with a 10-second delay. Wallenda will be wearing two cameras, one looking down the mostly dry Little Colorado River bed and one facing straight ahead. His leather shoes with an elk-skin sole will help him keep a grip on the steel cable as he moves across. Should wind gusts that are expected to be around 30 mph threaten to throw him off, Wallenda said he'll grab hold of the wire and wait it out if possible. A paramedic will be looking up at him from the river, he said. Wallenda is highly confident in his ability to reach the other side, having walked in 52 mph wind gusts during Tropical Storm Andrea with a torrential downpour and training with wind machines that simulated 45-55 mph gusts. The only thing that would stop him entirely is lightning within a 15-mile radius, he said. The more than 2-hour broadcast also will showcase the Navajo landsca ...
Daredevil Nik Wallenda is set to perform what could be his most thrilling act ever. On Sunday, he'll traverse a steel cable running 1,500 feet (that's higher than the Empire State Building) above the Little Colorado River in northern Arizona without a net. Read more:
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