Daredevil Nik Wallenda tightrope walks his way across active volcano

Wallenda crossed the crater of a volcano in Nicaragua.

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Nik Wallenda walks across The Mouth of Hell. 


In what might be the most realistic version of the childhood game The Floor Is Lava, daredevil Nik Wallenda crossed the crater of an active volcano on a tightrope on Wednesday.

Wallenda, whose family has a multigenerational reputation for daring stunts, took 31 minutes to make the 1,800-foot walk across what's known as "The Mouth of Hell," or the crater of the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. It was part of of a special for ABC called Volcano, Live!

For the stunt, Wallenda wore goggles and a respirator mask, given the volcano's noxious fumes. He also wore a harness, upsetting certain denizens of the internet

Once off the tightrope, Wallenda tweeted, "There's no better feeling than wrapping your arms around your family after a moment like that!" 

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