- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda has plans for what he wants to attempt next after he completes his tightrope walks between Chicago skyscrapers.

The 35-year-old daredevil is preparing to walk the high wire in downtown Chicago on Sunday evening. The Discovery Channel is televising the event on a 10-second delay.

Wallenda says that next he wants to recreate a 1,200-foot-long high-wire walk made famous by his great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda. The Wallenda family patriarch’s stunt at Tallulah Falls Gorge in Georgia included two headstands on the high wire.

The younger Wallenda told reporters Friday that his great-grandfather is his inspiration.

He hopes to use vintage footage of Karl Wallenda shot at Tallulah Falls Gorge to create the illusion that he is walking with Flying Wallendas patriarch.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide