Some people are just born risk takers. Some of them prepare for their adventures and some just take off on a wild adventure with abandon.
The tightrope walkers, who take on a tightrope walk on a rope strung across high buildings or across rivers or waterfalls,are usually prepared and trained. But a gust of wind or something...eek!
I read an article recently about attempts to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The last trip that was approved by government was way back in 1910. I think there have been other attempts since then, and I think some were fatal.
There's this guy who is trying to get permission from the Canadian government to go across. He is anxiously waiting for the "go ahead." He comes from a long line of tightrope walkers - seven generations. He started tightrope walking at the tender age of two years.
He's also waiting for the okay from the New York government. He expects it to be an amazing experience.
The best word to describe him is an "extreme daredevil."