Nik Wallenda prepares for monumental walk at Wisconsin State Fair
Nik Wallenda has walked on a wire across the Grand Canyon and other famous locations.
On Tuesday night, the seventh generation wire walker will take his longest high-altitude stroll ever at the Wisconsin State Fair.
\"It's just something that we do as a family,\" explained Wallenda on the even of the event. \"It's something fun and exciting, just like families go and play baseball or softball or football in the backyard for the company picnic, we play on wires.\"
Wallenda will walk 1,560 feet across the Milwaukee Mile Racetrack, 10 stories above the ground on a wire no wider than a nickel.
As you might expect, coming from the legendary Wallenda Family, Nik started at the age of two.
He say one the secrets to doing this safely is a clear head.
\"I try not to let anything go through my mind, other than positive thoughts, I try to filter out the negative thoughts, they can become debilitating, it can overwhelm me and talk me out of taking that walk.\"
Wallenda says he hopes his daredevil stunts inspire people not to be afraid to take risks with their lives.
Wallenda's State Fair walk is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday.