That’s right, stuntman Nik Wallenda — a member of the famed “Flying Wallendas” family of aerialists — made history last night, as he “completed a historic tightrope crossing through the mist over Niagara Falls Gorge on Friday, stepping from a two-inch (5 cm) cable onto safe ground in Canada to wild cheers from onlookers.” Continue reading to watch the event in its entirety and for more information.

ABC, the television network that broadcast the event with a five-second delay, occasionally interviewed him along the walk, asking him about conditions and how he was coping. The network had also insisted he wear a safety tether – a first for the performer – that would connect him to the cable should he fall, and said it would stop broadcasting if he unhooked it.

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