Modern-day wire walker Nik Wallenda is re-introducing the world to the craft which made his family famous. A seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas family, Nik appeared on ABC Wednesday night to show viewers his death-defying stunt of walking across the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua on a high-wire.
This marked the first time in history a tightrope walk across a volcano had been done. Nik admitted to the special's host, Chris Harrison, that he did face strong winds during the act and now hopes he will make Sports Center's Top 10. So just who are the Flying Wallendas?