Nik Wallenda, Guinness World Record holder and member of the famed “Flying Wallendas” family daredevil troop, is America’s premier high wire talent. Stunt walking since age 4, Nik lived almost his entire life balancing above the limits of human comfort, never relying on a safety net for security. He even proposed to his wife, Erendina, while 30-feet in the air. This June, he’ll set out to cross Niagara Falls – a stunt that’s not been allowed for over 100 years. Nik and his family are the definition of daredevil and are all true Adrenalists.
In celebration of this awe-inspiring athlete, we’ve brought you the best of the best of Wallenda’s top maneuvers. Break out some popcorn for these stunts, because they’ll be the most entertaining clips you’ll watch all day. From walking across amusement parks with roller coasters in the background to riding a bicycle along a wire, Nik isn’t short on the death-defying tricks. Let us know which gets your blood pumping hardest.
Editor’s Note: On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda completed his high wire traverse across Niagara Falls in just over 25 minutes. As for his next major stunt, he plans to become the first tightrope walker to cross the Grand Canyon.