walkers later gained fame by performing daring feats in circuses.
While performing in a circus he hit on the idea of crossing the Falls on a tightrope
and he achieved the feat on a number of occasions, sometimes blindfolded, in a sack, trundling a wheelbarrow, on stilts or even carrying his manager, Harry Colcord, on his back.
But the pictures are not the only thing on display in the video; the tightrope
walker, Rasul Abakarov, represents the fifth generation of his family to practice the craft.
Director of Forest Gump, Castaway and Back to the Future, Robert Zemeckis delivers both a mesmerising and nail-biting movie as he re-creates the tightrope
act in full, glorious motion which seems even more realistic in IMAX 3D.
The film mainly centers around Saifullo, the young boy who's family strives to get him into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest tightrope
The 35-year-old daredevil plans two Chicago tightrope
walks to be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov.
Chelsea host Atletico Madrid in the second of the semi-final second legs with two Brazilians walking a disciplinary tightrope
. David Luiz - who could well feature in central midfield given that Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel are suspended from the clash - is just a booking away from being banned himself, while attacking midfielder Willian is also at risk.
She finds that the tightrope
helps her balance," says Lila.
Despite my gracelessness though, I feel calm and like I've had a good work out and the following day, my calves and core feel nicely stretched out.
It hasn't even been 24 hours since Nik Wallenda completed an astonishing, untethered tightrope
walk across the Grand Canyon, but the "King of the Wire" is already planning his next move and he reportedly plans to take on the Big Apple.
In 2012, Nik became the first person to tightrope
walk directly over Niagara Falls from the United States to Canada at a height of 200 feet.
Famed aerialist and showman Nik Wallenda, who focused the world's attention on Niagara Falls last summer (June 15) with his walk across the mighty cataract on a tightrope
before a television audience estimated at 13 million, will again have the world watching come Sunday (June 23) when he will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon.