The woman was said to have been Blondin's mother, who had complete faith in her son, and he pushed her across the tightrope
and back safely in front of the crowd.
In his history-making tightrope
walk Sunday night, Wallenda traversed 1,200 feet of two-inch-thick wire cables at a height of 1,500 feet, without a harness or a net.
crossing will take place on June 23 in a remote section of the Grand Canyon operated by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation and will air live on Discovery Channel.
Nik has been tightrope
walking since the age of two and holds six Guinness records for daredevil stunts.
The colourful history of the Nocks, who are said to be of Irish descent, dates back to 1770, when their romance with the tightrope
began and they first became circus artists.
A DAREDEVIL tightrope
walker will today make history when he crosses a Welsh footbridge.
Together these two small, seemingly routine items captured the unique tightrope
that the leaders of the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia - but most of all Kazakhstan - were walking at the dawn of the 21st century.
It took him 15 minutes to drive from one hill to another on the twin tightrope
wires, after saying he wanted to do something special to get his name known.
Walking a Tightrope
constitutes a remarkably unified presentation for a book of readings.
As the decadent Sheriff, Allen luxuriates in his exquisite nastiness, walking a tightrope
with clever camp on one side should he fall, and over-the-top scenery-chewing on the other.
While most remember the S/M comedy Secretary as a showcase for rising star Maggie Gyllenhaal, it proved equally auspicious for its director Steven Shainberg and adapter Erin Cressida Wilson, whose assured collaboration kept the movie from teetering off its very tricky tightrope
This new Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars mystery series from Scholastic opens with Fall Of The Amazing Zalindas, the first in a projected series of casebook detective stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and his young assistants, a band of street urchins who help probe the gruesome deaths of a circus troupe's tightrope