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Nik Wallenda after daring wire walk: ’What’s next?’

Charlie Gillis on the Flying Wallenda’s 45-minute walk into history: ’To hell with the tether. He never needed it’
Nik Wallenda walks a 550-metre-long tightrope over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday, June 15, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Photograph by Cole Garside

Charlie Gillis has been following Nik Wallenda’s preparation to walk a high-wire suspended above Niagara Falls from the beginning. And he’s kept us to speed ever since. During Wallenda’s walk over the Falls on Friday night, he kept us updated in real-time. Here’s how it went down: