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Flying Wallendas

As we see in the records, Wallenda Family was a circus troupe travelled through different places and villages in Europe. Later they became popular for high wire walks without a safety net especially with the performances of Karl Wallenda, the founder of the world famous "Flying Wallendas".

Karl Wallenda was born in Germany in 1905 and started performing with his family at a very early age. After finding and practicing the trade, he along with his brother Herman, Joseph Geiger and Helen Kreis initiated for their own performances in 1922. It was in 1928 while the team was in Cuba they met John Ringling (Ringling Brothers) and that led them to make amazing shows at Madison Square Garden. Karl Wallenda's interest in highwire walking brought the Great Wallendas to another sphere of death-defying highwire walk.

The Wallendas were known as 'Great Wallendas' and 'Flying Wallandas'. The name was evolved after the team's performance in Akron, Ohio. The whole group fell off the wire and escaped without any injury was reported in Newspaper as 'it seemed as if Wallandas Flying'.

Thereafter, Karl Wallenda brought before people the Seven-Person Pyramid and some of the incredible wire walk performances. Irrespective of the roaring popularity, tragedies occurred one after other. Karl was determined and with his small group he decided to go further. In 1970 he made a sky walk across the Tallulah Gorge in Georgia. Both in 1963 and 1977 he repeated the Seven-Person Pyramid. He continued the performance until he met an accident at the age of 73 in a promotional sky walk conducted in Puerto Rico in 1978.

Many of the people tried to follow the path of Wallandas. But none of them could attempt sky walking as it as the Flying Wallendas. With children and grand children, the Wallenda Family has flourished. Now there are several branches of Wallandas performing at different parts of the world. The legacy of Great Wallenda continues with its death-defying sky walking adventures and making history with records after records.

Witness: The Iconic Walk over the Falls