"This Is A Mental Battle As Much, If Not More, Than A Physical Battle" Tightrope Legend Nik Wallenda Prepares To Cross Nicaragua's Masaya Volcano!

February 19, 2020
Nik Wallenda

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As a 7th generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has reached legendary status.
He's crossed the Grand Canyon...he was the first to cross Niagra Falls...he's set 11 Guinness World Records...and most recently crossed Times Square 25 stories above the ground.
And now he's taking on his most dangerous walk yet, walking 1800 feet across the active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. The heat, the lava, the gasses...if he falls, it's instant death in the lava below.
And he's doing it all live on ABC March 4th.
We got hom on the phone to find out more about what it takes to pull off such a feat!