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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