Tightrope walker crossed Niagara Falls

Famous American tightrope walker Nik Wallenda (Nik Wallenda) dared to go over Niagara Falls on the rope.
Fasten the cable at a height of 50 meters, one end of which was located in the United States, and the other - in Canada.
It took half an hour to overcome the hard way over the raging waters length of 550 meters.

The authorities of the two countries were allowed to violate the ban that exists on the holding of such tricks over Niagara Falls for hereditary kanatahodtsa who got six times in the Guinness Book of Records. Thus, Nik Wallenda became the first person 128 years to cross the waterfall so risky way.

1. To trick Vallenda preparing two weeks in conditions close to real masimalno: artificial wind and water spray from a fire truck. To meet the demands of the event's sponsor, the American television channel ABC, Vallende had to break the family tradition to perform all the stunts without insurance.

2. Within a century the intersection of Niagara Falls on the rope or cable was prohibited by law, and those who tried to do it, to finish her "march" in prison. Nick Vallende managed to get the governments of the US and Canada permission to your trick. This was facilitated by the fact that the city of Niagara Falls has lost half of its population, and the Niagara Falls ceased to attract the attention of tourists. Thus, coincided interests of business and a passion for risk diabolical Nick Vallendy.

3. A few words about this daredevil. He is 33 years old, he is a representative of the seventh generation of the famous "flying Vallend" - acrobats of world renown. Nick was only two years old when he first walked through the wire. And he saw in Niagara 6 years. One of the pioneers of "flying Vallend" grandfather Nick Charles Vallenda said: "Life is only on the wire, everything else - just wait." Carl Vallenda died in 1978 when he fell from the wire in San Juan. Wife Vallendy too acrobat and also walking on a wire. They have three children, but Nick does not want to walk in his footsteps. Therefore, children only cheer their father cries. All of them and their mother were present at the transition Nick Vallendoy Niagara Falls.

4. In any case, the TV channel ABC led the transfer delayed compared to the actual time for a few seconds. Nobody, not even Nik Wallenda, is immune from falling. And as his wife says: we walk on a wire, and if we fall, then die. Guide channel required to Vallenda put on a waterfall during the transition harnesses. He has long resisted this condition, because never before in his life, neither he nor his ancestors did not use any insurance funds. Even his wife was against it: "It's the same as if Madonna suddenly starts singing to the soundtrack." However, ABC insisted on his condition.


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