Erendira Wallenda Creates History with Daring Stunt at Niagara Falls

Erendira Wallenda Creates History with Daring Stunt at Niagara Falls
Written by Vertical Wise

Witness the breathtaking moment when Erendira Wallenda, a renowned trapeze and aerial artist, etched her name in history with a heart-stopping stunt at Niagara Falls. Known for their daredevil acts, the Wallenda family has once again captivated the world with their fearless feats. On June 15 of 2017, Erendira stunned spectators by hanging from an aerial hoop with her teeth, setting a new world record for the highest suspension over the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Breaking Records at Niagara Falls

Not only did she hang by her teeth TWICE but Erendira Wallenda also broke the world record for the highest suspension over Niagara Falls. Watch the incredible feat below:


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Aerialist Erendira Wallenda Makes History with Niagara Falls stunt▷

Geplaatst door Vertical Wise op maandag 19 juni 2017

On the fifth anniversary of her husband of 17 years, Nik, walking over the waterfalls on a tight rope, Erendira hung by her teeth from an aerial hoop dangling approximately 300 feet above the thundering water.

Her act set a Guinness World Record for height, breaking the record Nik set when he hung from his teeth 250 feet above Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

Transported by a helicopter, Erendira sat in an aerial hoop and performed multiple acrobatic flips before using only a mouthpiece to suspend from the circle. She then hung upside down with her feet on the hoop before repeating the mouth stunt.

Safety Concerns

During her feat, her husband leaned face-first out of the helicopter with headphones on that allowed him to communicate with the pilot. She had a safety harness around her waist to comply with New York State law for stunts that occur more than 20 feet in the air.

Erendira and Nik Wallenda at press conference before the Niagara Falls stunt.

Spectators at Niagara Falls watch Erendira Wallenda’s record-breaking stunt

The Wallenda family has had safety issues in the past. In February, Nik Wallenda attempted to perform another high-wire stunt with an eight-person pyramid. When some performers slipped, he and three others were able to catch the wire while the five remainings fell to the ground. In a press conference after Erendira’s successful stunt, Nik confirmed that despite suffering injuries, the five performers are already training or performing again.

In 1978, family member Karl Wallenda died in a high-wire accident while attempting to walk between two towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to the Associated Press.

Spectators in Awe

After her routine, Erendira waved to the crowd watching her with binoculars and cameras. While she sat in the aerial hoop, the helicopter returned to the roof of the garage of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

Aerialist Erendira Wallenda Dangles Over Niagara Falls By Her Teeth

Erendira and Nik Wallenda at the press conference before the Niagara Falls stunt.

Speaking with reporters afterwards, Erendira said she couldn’t hear anything while dangling because she was listening to music.

“I just had to put myself back to my backyard training and I felt good enough that I was able to hang by my teeth a second time”she said in a press conference to reporters. She said she did not anticipate the wind to make the hoop shake as much as it did.

Erendira has attempted stunts since she was 5 years old and said she hopes she can perform another act with her husband five years from now — or pass the tradition of daredevil feats on to the next generation.

An Unforgettable Experience

“I probably would want to spend all day long up there,” she said. “It was a beautiful and amazing experience.”


As the helicopter gently touched down on the roof of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Erendira Wallenda waved to the mesmerized crowd that had witnessed her extraordinary performance. Reflecting on her experience, she expressed her love for the adrenaline rush and her desire to continue pushing the boundaries of aerial artistry. With her husband, Nik Wallenda, by her side, Erendira envisions more daring acts in the future, carrying on the tradition of their family’s daredevil feats. In the face of challenges and unpredictable winds, Erendira’s determination and skill prevailed, leaving an indelible mark on the world of aerial acrobatics.


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