Report and vocabulary
450 metres above a gorge near the Grand Canyon.
With no safety harness, American acrobat Nik Wallenda walks the tightrope.
Wind made the cable sway during the 22 nail-biting minutes it took him to cross.
But towards the end he felt confident enough to kneel and blow a kiss to fans waiting on the other side.
a deep, narrow valley
- safety harness
a system of belts to hold a person and stop them falling
- walks the tightrope
walks along a 'tightrope': a rope or wire fixed high above the ground
(this phrase also appears as the idiom 'to walk a tightrope', which means to deal with a difficult situation where a small mistake could have bad results)
- blow a kiss
kiss your hand and blow it in the direction of someone