He was wearing a safety harness!!!!
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, Wednesday.
Wallenda, whose family has a multi-generation 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 goggle 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!”