Kids, Don’t try this at home!

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Professional daredevil Nik Wallenda broke not one, but two world records in Chicago on Sunday Night.

A chilly breeze tousled his hair as he stepped onto a tightrope 180 metres above the ground and walked 140 metres between two buildings in downtown Chicago.

The walk took eight minutes, but most impressively the tightrope had a steepness of 19 degrees. This is the tightrope equivalent of a small but incredibly dangerous hill.

Wallenda wore a body camera which focused on his specialised tightrope walking shoes as he placed them one after the other on the rope, his face frozen in concentration as he battled winds of 16-24 km per hour.

He used a 7 metre balance pole to steady himself.

“You guys watching think I’m crazy, but this is what I’m made for,” Wallenda said after his first few steps on the first wire.

Wallenda then completed a second walk, this one taking a mere two minutes as he walked 30 metres between buildings but still 180 metres above the ground. However, this time he was blindfolded.

His two walks broke the record for the steepest tightrope walk and the highest blindfolded tightrope walk.

Written by Charlotte

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24 Responses

  1. that would be so so freaky walking across there blind folded and 180 metres off the ground what a crazy guy but at the same time clever and brainy yep and kids do not try that

  2. wow that is so cool. I wish I could that. It is amazing how he did it blindfolded the second time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. How does he do it there is a youtube clip.But my god how does he do it plus hes blindfolded!!!

  4. Wow that’s so cool I wish I could do that it would be extremely hard to balance on a rope like that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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