Who crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope?
Jean Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin, becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The feat, which was performed 160 feet above the Niagara gorge just down river from the Falls, was witnessed by some 5,000 spectators.
When did the guy walk across the Grand Canyon?
June 23, 2013
He was required to wear a safety harness for the first time in his life. A reality show aired on the Science Channel which followed his feats. In 2013, he released a memoir entitled Balance. He became the first person to high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013.
How many people have walked the entire Grand Canyon?
Twenty-four astronauts left the Earth’s orbit for the moon. But only 12 people have ever walked the length of Grand Canyon in one continuous push. Why? There are no towns for resupply, no base camps for logistics support, and in fact, no trails for the vast majority of the 700 miles.
Does Nik Wallenda use a safety net?
Like Karl Wallenda, Nik will walk between two buildings without a harness or safety net. And like Karl Wallenda, Nik has invited both TV cameras and the general public to come witness the death-defying act.
Has anyone walked over Niagara Falls?
Several people tried the stunt after him but ‘The Great Blondin’ was definitely the trailblazer. Recently in 2012, **Nik Wallenda** became the first person to do a tightrope walk directly over the Niagara Falls and not downstream from it.
What is the highest tightrope walk ever?
The tightrope was set up between two cranes at a height of 41.15 m (135 ft). Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest incline tightrope walk; it is 204.43 m (670.73 ft) and was achieved by Nik Wallenda (USA) in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 2 November 2014.