Magician David Blaine is scheduled to attempt one of his wildest stunts ever on Wednesday, and you can watch the entire process live on YouTube.

Inspired by the idea of grabbing onto balloons and floating up into the sky out of sight, Blaine will do just that – strapping himself to a cluster of balloons and going up as high as he can. Blaine has said he hopes to ascend to the height of Mount Everest – around 29,000 feet – before skydiving back to the surface.

To prepare for the feat, Blaine had to become a licensed pilot and learn how to fly all manner of balloons, and also become an expert skydiver, making hundreds of jumps in recent months. Blaine had originally planned to take off from New York City, but announced earlier this week that the location had been shifted to Arizona.

Blaine’s Ascension does not have a firm start time, as the flight is extremely dependent upon wind conditions, but the live stream has already begun.

You can watch the live stream of Ascension below.

 

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