That will be Nik Wallenda’s final tweet before hopefully arriving safely on the other side of the Little Colorado River Gorge.
Update: Wallenda tweets from the other side:
— Nik Wallenda (@NikWallenda) June 24, 2013
More on the story from CBS News:
Daredevil Nik Wallenda is using the Navajo Nation as a backdrop to one of his most ambitious feats yet — crossing a tightrope 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon.
The 34-year-old Sarasota, Fla., resident will set out Sunday on a quarter-mile cable stretched over the gorge that was eyed by another high-wire performer decades ago. The stunt comes a year after he traversed Niagara Falls earning a seventh Guinness world record. He’ll be using the same 2-inch-thick cable he used to cross the falls, only this time he won’t be wearing a safety harness.
The crossing is airing live on the Discovery Channel with a delay. Wallenda isn’t wearing a safety harness like he was when he crossed Niagra Falls, and there is no safety net:
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) June 24, 2013
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 24, 2013
— Discovery Channel UK (@DiscoveryUK) June 24, 2013
— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) June 23, 2013
Twitter is buzzing with comments about Wallenda’s attempt. Laura Ingraham kicks it off with a reminder that a lot of people can relate to this:
Millions of Americans can relate to the #wallenda tightrope walkers. They feel uncertain winds & worry they cd fall at any minute.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 24, 2013
More reaction (most recent to oldest):
— Bret Schnieber (@BretSchnieber) June 24, 2013
I tip my hat to Wallenda!!! The man is a legend!!
— Nick Forcucci (@cucciMANIA) June 24, 2013
Wallenda officially past the 3/4 mark. #skywire
— Chip Sayre (@acsayre) June 24, 2013
— Simon Wells (@SimonWells_17) June 24, 2013
Nik Wallenda is going to do the impossible, and show us that everything can be POSSIBLE.!#SKYWIRE
— Ruby (@RubyLoveK) June 24, 2013
Nik Wallenda is NOT RIGHT in the head ????
— Shasta (@shastacheer97) June 24, 2013
— George Waterson (@barbaquesauce) June 24, 2013
— Pat Barry (@PatBarry1) June 24, 2013
#Skywire God will walk with you Nik Wallenda!
— LadyGlitzDiane (@LadyGlitzDiane) June 24, 2013
— Andrew John (@andrewjohn65) June 24, 2013
i am stress eating AND sweating while watching Nik Wallenda walk across the Grand Canyon. this is insane in the membrane! GL! #skywire
— smeow (@smowaswas) June 24, 2013
If Nik Wallenda falls off of his tight rope over the Grand Canyon, I might laugh extremely loud…..is that wrong? #whatadummy
— Joe Coots (@JoeCoots) June 24, 2013
This Nick Wallenda has some balls to be walking a tightrope across the Grand Canyon. He should have wore a superhero outfit thou 🙂 #skywire
— Andrew (@avardy10) June 24, 2013
This guy Nik Wallenda is nuts walking 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon WITH NO Harness #SkywireLive
— Corey Smith (@CoreySmith_2) June 24, 2013
I'm about to watch Nik Wallenda walk across the Grand Canyon and I'm sitting here nervous…lol! #Lordhelphim
— Whitney (@ladymcclendon) June 24, 2013
Natalie Morales just said, if Wallenda falls, "it's likely fatal". Likely? He's 1500 feet in the air.
— Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) June 24, 2013
What is dental surgery sans lidocaine/anesthesia? Things I'd rather do than watch a Wallenda bite it on live TV for $1000 Alex.
— Kelly (@flyoverangel) June 24, 2013
Jim Cantore is broadcasting from #skywire? ABORT NICK WALLENDA, ABORT! Cantore only shows up at disasters!
— Bob Yarbrough (@BobYarbrough) June 24, 2013
Twitchy will post updates as Wallenda’s crossing proceeds.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.