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Video: Man Flies 25km Strapped To 100 Helium Balloons

A guy in South Africa just took Disney’s Up a little too seriously by reaching 8 000ft (2 438m) while strapped to a camping chair and helium balloons!

A British adventurer has flown 25km across South Africa suspended by 100 helium balloons.

Tom Morgan, from Bristol, reached heights of 2 438m while strapped to a camping chair, in scenes reminiscent of the Pixar movie Up.

The 38-year-old spent two days inflating balloons ahead of the flight, which he described as “magical”. The challenge moved to South Africa on Friday after several failed attempts in Botswana.

 

“The problem was finding a good weather window and it was difficult to protect the balloons as they kept bursting,” Mr Morgan said.

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Written by How South Africa

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