This Friday, Nik Wallenda will attempt what's never been done before: He will walk across a cable suspended 173 feet over Niagara Falls under the dark of night on live television.
But the veteran daredevil - a seventh-generation member of the Great Wallendas, the legendary travelling family circus troupe - said the greatest challenge facing him isn't physical. It's mental.
During his practice sessions for his landmark June 15 walk across Niagra Falls, while Wallenda's feet are busy taking careful, measured steps, his mind is juggling obligations: With a stunt as big as this one - taking place across a transnational border, no less - Wallenda must make sure he's dotted his i's and crossed his t's with a host of government agencies, both American and Canadian. Then, of course, there are the logistics: Wallenda and his tiny company - it's just him, his father and an uncle - are involved in elements as basic as confirming the deliveries of fencing needed to hold backRead More »from Before the Niagara Walk: Nik Wallenda's Biggest Challenge