In about two hours, Discovery Channel is having this guy Nik Wallenda walk across a wire near the Grand Canyon live with a 10-second delay, for obvious reasons.
It's not really at the Grand Canyon, since the National Park Service is not allowing it. The stunt is actually taking place across the gorge of Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park. The gorge is roughly 1,400ft across, 1,500ft above ground. He's supposed to be walking across on a 2-inch (5cm) wide cable.
Kinda hope this guy falls. Fucking idiot, if you ask me.
He probably wont fall, hes trained for this. You'll just see someone walking across a rope extremely slowly
Sure. If you're watching any of the pre-show crap, he's been talking about his family history with these stunts. Even showed a little footage of his grandfather doing a similar stunt in nearly the same environment with winds past 30 miles per hour; he fell and died.