Saturday, 17 February 2007

I thought i was lucky!

Did anybody read about the (female) paraglider in todays papers? She was practising for the world championships in Australia. She leapt off a cliff at 2500ft, and got caught in an electrical storm. Fifteen minutes later she`s at 32000ft, at -52 degrees. She landed 40 miles away, safely, but with a touch of frostbite. Nearly lost her ears. She`s going to compete next month!!

There`s MAD for you!!

And to think, i only argued with a tree!!

9 comments:

Wendz said...

Geez thats a lucky escape...must have been terrifying.

Anonymous said...

Didn't they mention that she was from South Africa? They are tough little cookies from there!

Anonymous said...

That last comment was from ME!

(Blogger is playing silly buggers again - Keith)

Wendz said...

No Keith she's German...but oh yes we SA babes are tough cookies indeed. ;)

Beccy said...

Glad I'm not a paraglider!

Sally Lomax said...

She is definitely MAD!!!

PI said...

Just catching up. Your blog is now real purdy! John you may be in a wheel chair but my God you move fast:)

john.g. said...

Wendz, and talented!

Pat, see above.

Sally, yes to try it in the first place.

Beccy, just stay as you are, they don`t have broadband in paragliders.

Keith, get it sorted!!

Ariel said...

Eh, some people just live for the adrenalin rush, others are more cautious I guess...