April 30, 2007
Another Atlantic crossing could begin from St.John's this summer, this one, a hot air balloon. British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams has a hot-air balloon team assembled, ready to cross the Atlantic. They want to do it from St.John's this summer. Last year, they used Calgary as a base to set an altitude record in a hot air balloon. One of his crew, Nigel Mitchell, says Adams is one of the world's greatest living adventurers and was the first person to achieve the Explorers Grand Slam, having climbed the highest mountains on each of the world's seven continents, including Mount Everest. The team has written St.John's City Council asking for information on the city.
( Maybe a launch from the eight floor window of the Confederation Building would give Adams the necessary lift with the hot air he needs )