Video: Daredevil crosses Grand Canyon with no safety harness

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda crosses Grand Canyon with no safety harness
Daredevil Nik Wallenda crosses Grand Canyon with no safety harness


Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has completed a high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon without a safety harness or net. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO.

The daredevil's stunt on Sunday took 22 minutes and 54 seconds and was broadcast live around the world.

Wallenda walked 1,400 feet across the famous canyon in Arizona on a two-inch steel cable and prayed to God throughout the dangerous stunt.

ABC News reports that the 34-year-old said in a video statement: "I've had a dream to be the first person in the world to walk a tight rope directly above the Grand Canyon."

Daredevil Nik Wallenda crosses Grand Canyon with no safety harness
Daredevil Nik Wallenda crosses Grand Canyon with no safety harness



According to USA Today, he began the walk at 9.40pm as the sun set and passed the halfway point after 11 minutes. He stopped and knelt 13 minutes into the walk to slow the cable's movement.

When he reached the other side, Wallenda kissed the ground.

Nik Wallenda Crosses Canyon on Tightrope
Nik Wallenda Crosses Canyon on Tightrope



"It took every bit of me to stay focused that entire time," he told Reuters. "My arms are aching like you wouldn't believe."

He added that the walk was stressful but that the view was "breathtaking".

Daredevil Crosses Canyon on Tightrope
Daredevil Crosses Canyon on Tightrope



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