BAL­LOON MAN!

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IT looked just like a scene from the Pixar movie Up when an ad­ven­turer tied 100 bal­loons to his camp­ing chair and took flight over South Africa.

Af­ter two days in­flat­ing the bal­loons and three failed flight at­tempts in Botswana due to bad weather, Tom Mor­gan fi­nally man­aged to fly for 2.5 hours.

Tom, from Bris­tol, floated for nearly 26km (16 miles) in his chair. He reached an al­ti­tude of 2,500 me­tres (1.5 miles), be­fore cut­ting some of the bal­loons free so that he could float gen­tly back down to earth.

What do you think? Brave ad­ven­turer or crazy man?

Tom Mor­gan takes to the skies over South Africa

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