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Nik Wallenda Attempts Tightrope Walk Across Active Volcano (Video)

Nik Wallenda Attempts Tightrope Walk Across Active Volcano (Video)

Nik Wallenda attempts a high-wire walk across an active volcano!

The 41-year-old acrobat successfully completed the tightrope walk across the Masaya Volcano in in Nicaragua.

His stunt was shown during the Volcano Live! special hosted by The Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison, which aired on Wednesday (March 4) on ABC.

Nik is now the first person to complete the 1,800-foot trek over the noxious volcano, and he did it in 31 minutes with just a gas mask and a harness. It marks his longest and highest walk to date.

His wife Erendira also did an aerial performance above the volcano.

“It’s not as though, like last week I was like, ‘Hey, let’s do this,’ ” Nik Wallenda told People. “This is to hopefully inspire people, and encourage people to constantly push themselves … and that’s really what it’s about. In order to do that I’ve got to continue to push myself, and that’s why I choose locations like this. I’m challenging myself to be better.”

Check it out below!

25+ pictures inside from Volcano Live! With Nik Wallenda

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Photos: ABC
Posted to: Chris Harrison, Nik Wallenda

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