King of the Wire set to hit new heights

Self-proclaimed “King of the Wire,” Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new daring height – and this time he won’t be wearing a safety harness.

The tight rope walker who crossed Niagara Falls on just a 2-inch-thick cable last year, announced on Monday that he’ll walk across the Grand Canyon on June 23.

At 1,500 feet above the Colorado River — an altitude even higher than the top of the Empire State Building — the sky-high stroll will be Wallenda’s highest walk ever.

“It’s just another one in the bucket list,” Wallenda said on the “Today” show. “This is a dream of mine, as was Niagara Falls. It’s just the next chapter in my book, if you will.”


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