Up, up and away

  Kate B 13:14 11 Jul 2007

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I'm kind of speechless at this. Amazing picture of the guy floating above the mountains, but so so risky!

  postie24 13:33 11 Jul 2007

Looks like a good advert for solvite all purpose wallpaper adhesive :))

  Mike D 13:38 11 Jul 2007

I take my hat off to him (I like eccentrics) but I'm blowed - no pun intended - if I would do it.

  recap 13:54 11 Jul 2007

Excellent, that would be nice to do over the Lake District.

  Probabilitydrive 15:10 11 Jul 2007

This was his second attempt. I order to descend (First attempt) he used an air rifle shooting at the balloons!!! Apparently he had to parachute to safety after it didn't quite work out the way he had planned.....

  Stuartli 16:17 11 Jul 2007

So he cheated - he carried a parachute...:-)

Extremely brave.

  Stuartli 20:58 11 Jul 2007

Just seen a BBC News 24 story about the flight - his wife said that: "Once he gets an idea in his head...."

Unfortunately, after he landed safely, the chair took off again taking with it his video recording of the flight.

He hopes to get it back one day.

  spuds 23:16 11 Jul 2007

I wonder if his wife increased his life insurance cover?.

  brundle 01:04 12 Jul 2007

Looks worringly similar to a `Darwin Awards` entry;
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