Nik vs. the volcano: How Wallenda is prepping for new stunt

Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 11:58 AM CST
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Intense heat, poisonous gasses, molten lava make the conditions for Nik Wallenda's latest tightrope walk downright hellish, and that's just the way he wants it.

Wallenda will traverse atop a 1,300-foot-long high wire, the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua on Wednesday in a stunt that he says will go on, no matter how bad the conditions get.

Wallenda tells the Associated Press he's been preparing for the stunt by walking a tightrope blindfolded and using a wind machine to simulate conditions he expects to face. The walk will be broadcast live on ABC in a two-hour special that begins at 8 p.m. Eastern.