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

by Scott McKay | December 8, 2015 2:42 pm

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[1]. 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…

Endnotes:
  1. This is evidence of insanity: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3349637/Catch-Stomach-churning-moment-daredevil-throws-away-parachute-leaps-hot-air-balloon-13-000ft-ground-skydiver-grabs-him.html#ixzz3tlBWsZnL

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