Nik Wallenda Conquers Grand Canyon Tightrope Challenge

Posted Monday June 24, 2013 11:09 AM GMT

Earning a spot with the likes of daredevil Evel Knievel, Nik Wallenda successfully crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope yesterday (June 23).

Following the astonishing feat, the 34-year-old adrenaline junkie explained that things got pretty dicey during his quarter-mile trek, 1,500 feet above the canyon floor.

Wallenda shared, “It was way more windy, and it took every bit of me to stay focused the entire time.”

And even though the winds caused dust to irritate his contact lenses, Nik was victorious in under 23 minutes!

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