Wallenda Walks Niagara Falls

One step at a time. That’s how Nik Wallenda took his daring walk over the mists of Niagara Falls on Friday night, becoming the first man to walk across the gorge in 116 years. Wallenda, who wore a red shirt as he took his careful steps across the chasm, made the journey in 30 minutes and was greeted at the end by family and watched by a crowd of 100,000 on the Canadian side. Wallenda admitted that the vast expanse made it difficult to keep his balance. “Normally I can focus on that cable underneath me,” Wallenda told reporters. “But there was no way to do that. If I looked down at the cable there was water moving everywhere, and if I looked up, there was heavy mist.”