Wallenda’s spouse Erendira additionally carried out aerial ballet above the Masaya volcano throughout Wednesday evening’s stay broadcast on ABC’s ‘Volcano Live!,’ hosted by Chris Harrison and Sage Steele.
Nik Wallenda on Wednesday evening took a stroll into historical past as soon as once more — this time trying to cross a wire positioned above an lively volcano.
Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas circus household, and his spouse Erendira each took on the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua throughout a stay broadcast on ABC in a two-hour particular, Volcano Live!, hosted by Chris Harrison and Sage Steele.
Wallenda, who is named “The King of the High Wire,” took on his highest and longest endeavor, strolling a wire positioned 1,800 ft above the volcano flooring. Meanwhile, Erendira, a famed aerialist, supposed to carry out aerial ballet hanging from a helicopter. After the stunt pilots decided the wind was too unpredictable, which might put her in grave hazard, she had to carry out her act from the wire hanging above the volcano. “She wasn’t going to have to worry about this toxic fog, but now she has to,” Harrison defined of the sudden change. “She has never practiced any of this with a mask.”
Throughout Erendira’s efficiency, she wore a masks and slowly showcased her aerial twists. During horrifying moments, she hung the wrong way up by her toes and carried out a myriad of splits.
Wallenda, who was standing close by watching his spouse, might be overheard encouraging her all through her efficiency. “You’re doing great, darling,” he advised her at one level.
Described because the “most difficult and dangerous part” by Harrison, Erendira took off her masks in order to showcase herself hanging by her tooth clenching on to a rope.
“It was definitely in the way and very distracting — we were brought up where we don’t use safety devices. We don’t have this sort of thing,” Erendira mentioned of carrying a masks throughout her efficiency. “At first I was nervous, but then I remembered, ‘No, this is what you do.’ I could hear my music, and then I just calmed down.” She additionally mentioned she did not look down for almost all of her efficiency.
Meanwhile, Wallenda’s stroll was described as being “eight times higher than his walk in New York City” and an endeavor his mom mentioned made her “the most apprehensive” she’s ever been.
Ahead of his stroll, Wallenda’s intense coaching strategies have been defined, as he practiced strolling throughout a rope as he was surrounded by smoke from a machine. He additionally used a wind machine to trigger the rope to be unsteady to precisely signify the atmosphere he can be in. “My biggest concern are these deadly gases that I’ll have to avoid breathing in,” Wallenda mentioned. “Being dizzy on a wire 1,800 feet above a volcano is not a good thing to be.”
While strolling via the fog, Wallenda was stored monitor of through a thermal digicam. As the stroll grew to become harder (the rope declined at one level), he sang the phrases, “I’m no longer a slave to fear,” as his three youngsters, dad and mom, sister and spouse watched. Wallenda’s father was the one one speaking with him via an earpiece as he walked. During moments the wind was sturdy, Wallenda would cease strolling.
“I’m reciting chapters of my new book as I walk,” Wallenda joked. “I’m writing chapters as I walk, I think.”
As Wallenda neared the tip, he shouted, “There is light on the end at the end of the tunnel! There is hope for the hopeless!”
The problem was hardly the primary for Wallenda, as he is additionally efficiently walked throughout a three-quarter-inch wire 25 tales above Times Square; was the primary individual to stroll on tightrope throughout the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls; and walked throughout a portion of Chicago blindfolded.