He made his professional tightrope walking debut at age 13 being part of The Flying Wallendas family of circus actors.
His plan to walk across The Grand Canyon was originated in 2008 but it was delayed due to some major logistical problems.
When he did it now, a Navajo spokesman declared: “ We are honored to be a part of this historic event and showcase the beauty that exists on Navajo country.”
To be prepared for the actual event, Wallenda walked daily using wind machines as accessories, knowing that in the Grand Canyon the wind may have up to 91 miles (146 km) / hour. This walk at 1,500 feet was the highest from his previous performances. His duration was 22 minutes and 54 seconds. The Discovery Channel aired it live in 219 countries. On a special dedicated website (skywirelive.com) the transmission was made using five different camera angles.
During the final interview after his new success, Wallenda communicated his intention to walk soon between two skyscrapers in New York.