Video: Daredevil throws away his parachute and then leaps from hot air balloon 13,000ft above the ground

Would you jump out of a hot air balloon and rely on someone else to catch you on the way down?

This is evidence of insanity. But its practitioner would argue that it all worked out fine so he knew exactly what he was doing.

This is the stomach-churning moment a daredevil skydiver threw away his parachute and jumped from a hot air balloon – before being caught mid-air by another parachutist.

Fearless stuntman Antti Pendikainen, from Finland, took on the incredibly brave challenge in the south of the country – some 13,000 feet (4,000 metres) above the ground.

The death-defying stunt sees the daredevil launching his parachute from the balloon while at a dizzying altitude after announcing that when he woke up this morning he decided he did not need one.

One hopes Pendikainen bought that guy a steak dinner afterwards. Or whatever else he wanted.

The video…

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