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King of the wire walks across active volcano on live television


To say that daredevil Nik Wallenda’s next high-wire walk is going to be hot is an understatement.

The Manatee County resident announced Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America” that he will be walking across an active volcano and the entire walk will be broadcast live.

Wallenda said the walk will take place on March 4 across the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.

The volcano sits within the Pacific Ring of Fire and the total length of the walk will be 1,800 feet.

Wallenda told the morning show hosts that he spent years researching the possibility of walking over an active volcano and came to understand why no one has ever attempted it before.

“Mother Nature is extremely unpredictable,” he said. “It is by far the most dangerous walk I have ever attempted and that alone makes it very intimidating. I am pushing myself beyond my comfort zone by the feat itself, but I know that I am up to the challenge. I must admit, it is scary.”

For the man who is considered to be the king of the high-wire act and who has traversed such sights as Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, “It is scary,” is saying a lot.

To make it even scarier, the Masaya was chosen due to its active lava lake.

The March 4 walk will be aired on ABC.

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