Walking on cable - level 3

Walking on cable - level 3

28-06-2013 14:00

"Praise you, God. Praise you, Jesus."

Death-defying scenes as daredevil Nik Wallenda completes a high wire walk 457 metres over the Grand Canyon.

Crossing without a tether or a safety net, the self-titled King of the High Wire took just over 22 minutes to walk the 426 metre-long cable.

"Lord, help this cable to calm down..."

Miked up and with gusts of wind moving the cable, Wallenda could be heard praying almost constantly during the walk.

"Yes, Jesus. That's my king. Praise you. Praise you Jesus."

And greeted by wild cheers after his hair-raising stunt he admitted it had been stressful.

"It was way more, way more windy and movement of the cable and the sidewalls as I was walking were getting in the way and confusing me as the pendulums was swinging against them. So I tried to react and when I reacted I kicked that rhythm into the cable. It took every bit of me to stay focused that entire time. I did it."

Interesting words: praise (express admiration and respect), death-defying (very dangerous), daredevil (person who likes doing dangerous things), tether (rope), mike (have a microphone recording on you), gust (sudden movement of wind), way (much).

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