Paper: Wallenda Plans Grand Canyon Tightrope Walk

5:11 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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Sarasota, Florida -- Aerialist Nik Wallenda says he's planning to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, but he won't be wearing a safety harness like he used at Niagara Falls.

Wallenda told Sarasota Herald-Tribune Tuesday that he has signed a contract with an unnamed cable network to broadcast the roughly half-mile walk. No date or exact location has been announced yet.

In June, the 33 year old Florida aerialist crossed a 1,800 foot span over Niagara Falls. The event was televised live by network ABC, which required Wallenda to wear a safety harness despite his protests.

The paper says his contract for the Grand Canyon walk specifies he doesn't need a harness.

"We cleared that up on the front end this time," Wallenda told the paper.








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