Lynn Hummel: 1,500 feet up and no net below
I really sat up and paid attention when it was announced that Nik Wallenda, a 7th generation Wallenda tight-rope walking daredevil, was scheduled to walk, without a net, above a 1,500 foot drop (higher than the Empire State Building), over the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. Fortunately, Wallenda made it safely after the tense, dramatic 23 minute walk. Television coverage had a 10 second delay in case of a stumble and fall disaster.
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