Daredevil Nik Wallenda announces his extreme volcano stunt

The high-wire walker talks about his upcoming stunt above the active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.
3:43 | 01/14/20

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daredevil himself, Mr. NIK Wallenda. I had the pleasure along with Erin Andrews last summer of hosting the show, walking over times square. You had the hard job. You did an amazing job. So after that, did you take any time off or did you start thinking about the next thing? There's no rest for weary. I was working on the next one before I even started that one. It's a long process, the engineering, the design it takes to do these feats is monumental. You have rehearsal stuff. A lot of training, specific training for each event. We want to hear about some of that. You have your big announcement is right now. What do you want to tell us? That's right, I will be walking over an active volcano. Active. Active. That's right. Everything you'd imagine with a volcano, including the heat, of course the gases as you can see on the screen now, they can become so thick that you can't see in front of you. Which is certainly a concern. As well as you can't breathe those gases. And you may not have full use of your eyes. That's correct. Yes, it's all about pushing myself to the next limit. I do everything I do to hopefully -- hopefully inspire people that nothing's impossible. In order to inspire people I believe I have to continue to push myself to step out of my comfort zone. But why a volcano? Mainly because I want my own wax figure. Okay. All right, you're ready -- iconic level. You know, again, it's for that reason it's about pushing myself to be better at my skill and my craft that dates back in my family history to the 1780s. Unbelievable man. Sometimes at your own dinner table, among people who do this they're like, no, you can't do that. With this one I got a lot of pushback from my family. They're the vetting process, my family. My wife is extremely nervous about this one. Really. As well as my parents, but they have an understanding for it. My wife comes from eight generations' circus background. And has two world records Oh, my gosh. That's so cool. You have been on a high wire since you were 2 years old. That's correct. I tell the story often, my mom was 6 months pregnant with me and still performing on the high wire. I think you're going to be we can't wait to see it. I can't wait. Is your wife ever -- if she ever said I don't want you to do this. Yes, absolutely. I have to respect that. She's the world to me. She's my everything. You know, certainly there's a negotiation process of why I can do it. Look, we train together. Yesterday we were at my training facility in Florida and I was walking a wire blindfolded to show her that I could do this. The volcano is higher than 1 world trade center. Tell you what, you want to do this to inspire people. You're inspiring a lot of we appreciate you making that announcement here. We'll be there checking it out as well as you will, because "Volcano live with NIK Wallenda"

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