General Discussion Forum

Topic: Man Walking Across Grand Canyon Soon, Awesome Video & Photos Inside!

Showing 1 to 20 of 65

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

1. Posted:

For those that don't know, this is the man that walks on tight ropes across ridiculously high places. Nik Wallenda.

His last thing was walking across Niagara Falls. Another time he walked across the Atlantis Resort while it was pretty windy. lol

In just less than 24 hours, he's attempting to walk across the Grand Canyon.

How crazy is that? I'll tell you, that's absolutely nuts. I won't go near the edge at high places, yet this bro walks way up in the air like its his job (ignoring the fact he made this his job..)

Oh and we can mourn his death here if he falls </3

Edited on by AlexSays

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

2. Posted:

Oh and he recreated the walk that killed his grandfather. What a bamf.

And yes I should have edited this in the op but I'm lazy <3

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

3. Posted:

I think we're all missing how cool this is

This man

Untitled

Is walking across this

Untitled

On just this

Untitled

With only this

Untitled

No nets. No tether. No parachute. He falls he dies.

He even walked a high wire with his mom going in the opposite direction. She sat on the wire while he stepped over her. If either of them lost their balance they both would have died.

Untitled

They had to lean against each other a thousand feet up in order for her to get up, pretty much impossible for any remotely normal people

THIS IS COOL PEOPLE. In the time I spent typing this the poke thread has gotten 500 replies. lol. At least one of you could try to share my enthusiasm. /ragequits

Edited on by AlexSays

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RR529

4. Posted:

This is quite something. I'd be too nervous to even watch, lol.

Currently Playing:

Red Dead Redemption (360)

Smashatar of the week: Charizard firing it up!

AuthorMessage
Avatar

FOREST_RANGER

5. Posted:

Eh, can't watch the embedded video. It says to only watch it on YouTube's site :/

Nevermind. The embed seems to be working now.

EDIT: and if you really want to publicize this event, you can always stick it in your forum signature

Edited on by FOREST_RANGER

Formely known as bobbiKat

Awesome graphing calculator

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

6. Posted:

Ah wups, video has been edited.

Thanks for the heads up

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Chrono_Cross

7. Posted:

This is incredibly interesting, yet very scary. The pressure on his mentality, his adrenaline rush, and the climate he's going against, is enough to persuade any sane man or woman to think twice about this attempt.

I think I'll watch it when it's done and over with, lol.

Digitally Downloaded.
PlayStation Network: JosephDigital
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear." - Freddie Mercury

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Moorpheel

8. Posted:

Heights my greatest fear...

Though it does remind me of the stories of my dad holding my brother, as a toddler, over the Grand Canyon to take a risky-awesome photo. They say he cried for three nights after that. He still needs to sleep with a night light on lol. I'm not sure how Grand Canyon equals fear to darkness though.

Moo

Oh look! A Morphloggery.
Oh! eShop Gurus.

3DS Friend Code: 0173-1330-0080 | Nintendo Network ID: Abgarok

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Aviator

9. Posted:

Chrono_Crossing wrote:

This is incredibly interesting, yet very scary.

I think I'll watch it when it's done and over with, lol.

Yeah, I'm probably gonna be checking my news feeds to see if he fell though.

I don't like to boast, but our truffles are the most, mad magical in Amsterdam.
PSN: naviator_9

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

10. Posted:

LESS THAN TWO HOURS PEOPLE GET EXCITED

Don't you dare not watch this with me because I'll just spoil it for you anyway

Morphtorok wrote:

Heights my greatest fear...

Though it does remind me of the stories of my dad holding my brother, as a toddler, over the Grand Canyon to take a risky-awesome photo. They say he cried for three nights after that. He still needs to sleep with a night light on lol. I'm not sure how Grand Canyon equals fear to darkness though.

What the hail

I'm not sure either, you guys should get that checked out. lol

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
AvatarStaff

Philip_J_Reed

11. Posted:

Saw the Myth Busters episode that was inspired by this.

He made a cameo.

They made canoes out of duct tape.

I hope you enjoyed my story.

NL Forum Moderator / Part-Time Reviewer / One-Track Lover
Noiseless Chatter, my pop culture blog that will change your life
Wii U Account: ChickenBrutus (add me!)
Mega Man No Damage Runs, and more

Twitter: NoNoiseChitChat

AuthorMessage
Avatar

KingDunsparce

12. Posted:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

Saw the Myth Busters episode that was inspired by this.

He made a cameo.

They made canoes out of duct tape.

I hope you enjoyed my story.

Oh yeah, I just watched that last night. Don't forget the bubble wrap though! :P

"I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!" ―Cave Johnson
Join the Chit-Chat Crew! :P
Behold: My Sparceloggery
Needs more Dunsparce. Much better

3DS Friend Code: 2938-6384-0441 | Nintendo Network ID: Pikminsi

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

13. Posted:

lol that was a great story. If that was a new mythbusters I may have it recorded.

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

FOREST_RANGER

14. Posted:

I just realize that while they prepare for this event in Grand Canyon, I'm stuck on the opposite end in Southern Arizona. :P

Formely known as bobbiKat

Awesome graphing calculator

AuthorMessage
Avatar

6ch6ris6

15. Posted:

am i the only one hoping that the guy falls? would be way more spectacular than anything else.

3DS code: 4768 - 7434 - 1139
Visit Pinewood in Animal Crossing: 7700 - 3096 - 0394
Miiverse ID: A-C-A-B

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

16. Posted:

6ch6ris6 wrote:

am i the only one hoping that the guy falls? would be way more spectacular than anything else.

No there are other horrible people out there as well

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Birdman

17. Posted:

Watching this live on tv. Wow this is insane.

Exactly.
My Birdloggery

3DS Friend Code: 2105-8643-6062

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Jaz007

18. Posted:

What channel is this on?

Currently playing: inFamous: Second Son Gonna I've 100% it. Now just running around and doing the paper trail DLC.
Backlog: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, Civilization 5: Gods and Kings, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, and Rune Factory 4.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

AlexSays

19. Posted:

Its on the Discovery Channel

Birdman wrote:

Watching this live on tv. Wow this is insane.

Yeah it's unbelievable. Even the physics and engineering involved in setting this up is crazy

And he's walking a quarter of a mile, half of that uphill. Some fatties can't walk that at ground level

Edited on by AlexSays

AlexSays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

PSI_King

20. Posted:

Watching it live right now. Unless this guy has alot of luck,It's very possible that Gravity could kill him.

Edited on by PSI_King

Buying: Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Steam), Retro City Rampage (3DS), The Wonderful 101 (Wii U), DKC: Tropical Freeze (Wii U), Rune Factory 4 (3DS)
My new BL
Me vs. 3DSFan134
My Bio by Dark-Luigi
"Want a cookie? So do I. Let's Pokemon battle for it!"

3DS Friend Code: 0447-7094-2346 | Nintendo Network ID: DeviousCrossing