Daredevil Wallenda’s tightrope walk over Niagara Falls both dicey and pricey: Up to $1.3M
From an Associated Press story seen on Yahoo! News:
Walking a high wire over Niagara Falls isn’t only a dicey proposition, it turns out it’s pretty pricey, too.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda estimates his history-making, U.S.-to-Canada walk by way of a cable strung over the brink will cost about $1.2 million to $1.3 million. That includes fabrication and installation of the custom-made steel wire, permits and security on both sides of the border, travel, and marketing.
A deal with ABC to televise the event live during prime time Friday will offset some of his expenses, the 33-year-old Wallenda said. “But definitely not anywhere near all of it.”
And the tab seems to grow by the day.