Hot air balloon crash

Sadly, a hot air balloon has been involved in an accident in New Zealand.

Just come across this via twitter. I’d never heard of any accidents involving hot air balloons before. I’m sure there’s always going to be a risk involved: standing in a basket, hundreds of meters in the air with a blazing gas canister certainly doesn’t sound particularly safe, and no doubt the owners or company bosses will make me sign all kinds of liability waivers before I ever get so much as a toe in that basket. But even so, I haven’t any qualms about going up in one and everyone I know who has been in a hot air balloon has loved the experience.

So although this hasn’t put me off, it has given me a few concerns. Maybe I should wear a fire-proof suit with matching parachute when I eventually do this task?

Author: Anne

Join me in my journey to live a life less boring, one challenge at a time. Author of the forthcoming book 'Walking the Kungsleden: One Woman's Solo Wander Through the Swedish Arctic'.

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