Now that the Niagara Parks Commision is allowing Nik Wallenda to enjoy the splendor of Niagara Falls while adding to the enjoyment of other visitors he will bring back the tight-rope experience to Niagara Falls in a one time only high wire act.
Unravelling a History of Danger
“Other daredevils have made crossing the falls their goal, starting with the successful passage by Jean François “Blondin” Gravelet in 1859. These tightrope walkers drew huge crowds to witness their exploits. Their wires ran across the gorge, near the current Rainbow Bridge, not over the waterfall itself. Among the many was Ontario’s William Hunt, who billed himself as “The Great Farini” and competed with Blondin in performing outrageous stunts over the gorge. Englishman Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel, drowned in 1883 after unsuccessfully trying to swim the rapids down river from the falls.” Quote from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls)
Unstoppable Wrath of Nature
Niagara Falls is my favourite places in the world and should be yours too. It is the only place where you are guaranteed to see the wrath nature. Nik Wallenda is coming to Niagara Falls to conquer the natural danger, with high winds and an unstoppable flow of power it may be his greatest challenge.
I enjoy that he is bringing back the daredevil culture and with the blessings of the Niagara Parks Comission our natural spaces will be safe for ecotourism and thrill seekers alike. Professional daredevils, back to stay.
Unmissable 2012 Events
This is a big deal and many of the biggest players in Niagara Falls are saying this will be one of the three biggest events in Niagara alongside the War of 1812 Memorials and major concerts coming to the region. There is never a bad time to visit Niagara Falls, but for the truest thrill seekers this would be a bad time not to visit. The only thing that could push this over the top would be a visit by Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family.