Nik Wallenda Defies Gravity, Lava With High-Wire Walk Across Active Volcano


High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully completed his walk across the active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua on Wednesday, ˆPeople reports. The feat was televised in a special hosted byThe Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison. It took the 41-year-old daredevil 31 minutes to make the 1,800-foot trek above a lava-filled lake. “The winds were unpredictable,” he said, “but I just put myself in my backyard training,” adding, “I can actually sleep tonight.” Wallenda used a gas mask during the walk to filter out dangerous fumes from the volcano, and said his eyes did burn a little. This was Wallenda's longest and highest high-wire feat to date, and he became the first person to walk across the volcano.