Mark your calendars for June 6, 2013! On this date, Nik Wallenda of the Flying Wallenda Family will attempt to cross the Grand Canyon on tightrope. This walk will cover approximately 1,500 feet across and is planned to take place “above a Little Colorado River chasm located on Navajo Nation territory in Arizona” (Herald Tribune). Most significantly, Nik plans to accomplish this feat unharnessed.
Nik successfully walked across Niagara Falls in June of 2012; however, USA Today required him to be harnessed, a fact that he vocalized discontent with.
If you’re wondering how you can tune in on June 6, head to the Discovery Chanel. “The cable channel Discovery won the bidding war to televise the stunt, and will show it live — and potentially in prime time — on June 23, if all goes according to plan” (New York Times).