Nik Wallenda, seventh generation of the Great Wallendas, returned to the highwire for a daring 1,800-foot-long walk over the active Masaya Volcano in Masaya, Nicaragua.
Nik Wallenda, seventh generation of the Great Wallendas, returned to the highwire for a daring 1,800-foot-long walk over the active Masaya Volcano in Masaya, Nicaragua. “Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda” on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020. This marked Nik’s longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted and made him the first person to embark on the 1,800-foot-long walk over the famed volcano. The date of Nik’s next highwire special was first announced during ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” from Times Square, the same location where Nik last walked the highwire 25 stories above New York City in June.
Part of the famed Pacific Ring of Fire, Masaya encompasses multiple craters and is one of very few volcanoes to possess a lava lake. The extreme environment at Masaya added an extra set of risks to Nik’s already daring walk. Throughout the televised event, Nik and his family were featured in interviews about the rigging, planning and execution of the walk. Volcanologists and various professionals were also on-site to lend their expertise.
“After spending years scouting and researching volcanoes, I fully realize why no one has ever attempted this feat: Mother Nature is extremely unpredictable. It is by far the most dangerous walk I have EVER attempted, and that alone makes it very intimidating,” said Nik Wallenda. “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.”
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase Nicaragua through an ambitious walk by Nik Wallenda, one of the most incredible highwire performers,” said the government of Nicaragua through Cinemateca Nacional, INTUR, MARENA and INETER. “We look forward to viewers witnessing the beauty of our country as Nik crosses the Masaya Volcano.”
“Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda” was produced by dick clark productions. Robyn Younie, Mark Bracco, Linda Gierahn, David Simone, Winston Simone, Shelley Ross and Nik Wallenda are executive producers.