[Updated at 2:00 p.m. ET] Unsteady cables and stronger-than-expected winds added drama, but Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above a Florida highway looked like a walk in the park Tuesday.
The 600-foot stroll was on a cable strung 180 feet above U.S. Highway 41 along the Sarasota, Florida, bay front. The 34-year-old, who hails from multiple generations of high-flying daredevils, was not wearing a safety tether, and there was no net below to catch him if he fell.
Thousands watched from 180 feet below and television cameras broadcast it live to the world, a stunt intended to promote Wallenda's performance with his wife and other family members at Circus Sarasota.
[Posted at 2:34 a.m. ET] Daredevil Nik Wallenda will not need a passport for this trip.
But just like his historic walk from United States to Canada, across the Niagara Falls, his life will be on the line. Or should we say on the wire.
Wallenda will walk across a skinny, steel wire Tuesday morning 180 feet above a Sarasota, Florida, highway.
Unlike that famous jaunt some 200 feet above the Niagara Falls last year, Tuesday's stunt will be without a safety tether.FULL STORY