Nik Wallenda, the man known as "King of the High Wire," will venture into Evel Knievel territory this summer when he makes a daring high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon. And those curious to see if he makes it will be able to watch the whole thing live on Discovery.
To make things more interesting, Wallenda doesn't plan to use a safety harness or net. One wrong step and it's 1,500 feet straight down to the Little Colorado River.
The daredevil made the announcement on NBC's "Today" on Monday morning, telling Matt Lauer that the Grand Canyon was "another one on the bucket list" of places he's wanted to traverse via tightrope.
Last year, Wallenda became the first person to walk across Niagara Falls from the U.S. to Canada, 200 feet above the rushing waters. As impressive as that feat was, however, Wallenda considers it a bit of a missed opportunity because he wore a safety harness.