Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

U.S.

High-wire walker aims to cross Georgia gorge 4 decades after his great grandfather did

d2bd9b5679a08e074c0f6a7067006cb9.jpg

FILE -I n this July 18, 1970 file photo, Karl Wallenda walks across the cable at the nearly 1,000-foot deep Tallulah Gorge, Ga. His great-grandson Nik Wallenda hopes to accomplish the same feat in the near future. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz) (The Associated Press)

Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new goal: the nearly 1,000-foot deep Tallulah Gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains.

The Georgia gorge holds special meaning for Wallenda, since his great-grandfather Karl Wallenda crossed it on a high wire in the summer of 1970.

The younger Wallenda says he's already visited the gorge near the Georgia town of Tallulah Falls, and he's considering attempting the feat within the next three years.

Wallenda spoke about his interest crossing Tallulah Gorge in an interview shortly after he successfully walked a tightrope about 100 feet over the football field inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Feb. 8.

For Wallenda, the Georgia gorge would add to accomplishments that include Niagara Falls and a gorge in the Grand Canyon area.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% up 3.88%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.02% dw 3.05%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.29% dw 4.33%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.48% dw 3.50%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.66% up 3.61%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.56% dw 4.62%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.07% -- 4.07%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.97% -- 4.97%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.34% -- 4.34%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.34% -- 4.34%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.66% dw 2.67%  
36 M Used Graph 3.18% up 3.17%  
48 M New Graph 2.94% -- 2.94%  
48 M Used Graph 2.79% -- 2.79%  
60 M New Graph 3.05% -- 3.05%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.40% dw 0.41%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% dw 0.72%  
5 yr Graph 1.45% dw 1.49%