Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tonight on the Discovery Channel Nik Wallenda Walks a Tightrope Across Little Colorado River Gorge Near Grand Canyon

Tonight, Sunday, June 23, 2013, on the Discovery Channel, Nik Wallenda of the Flying Wallenda Family fame is going to walk a tightrope, live, across what is being promoted as the Grand Canyon.

However, what Nik Wallenda will actually be attempting to cross is a tightrope 1,500 feet, give or take a foot or two, above  the Little Colorado River Gorge in a canyon that connects to the Grand Canyon.

The Discovery Channel is broadcasting the Wallenda skywalk, almost live, with a 10 second delay. Wallenda will be wired with two cameras, one looking down and one looking straight ahead.

Wind gusts of around 30 mph are predicted. Wallenda has successfully walked wires in strong wind. However, if a thunderstorm shows up within a 15-mile radius, that will stop the walk.

Skywire Live takes place in the Navajo Nation. During the 2 hour broadcast highlights of the Navajo Nation will be shown, places such as Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and Window Rock, which is the capital city of the Navajo Nation.

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