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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cluster Ballooning 

The Activity Holidays Guide lists a number of holiday providers who offer Hot Air Balloon flights and training, indeed, it is considered by many to be the ideal way to view South African wildlife, but with the new extreme sport of Cluster Ballooning, your on your own; more often than not, quite literally on your own.

Cluster Ballooning, involves becoming airborne with the aid of a large number of helium balloons. Typically, 165 large helium balloons will provide about 91 kg of lift. A concept which is taken to outrageous extremes in Pixar's new feature film UP.

This video clip posted by smartzmike, shows pioneering Cluster Balloonist, Kent Couch making a 193 miles flight in Oregon, USA, back in 2007. Last year, he covered covered about 235 miles in nine and a half hours.

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