Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Luckily, we're involved with a bit of a legend and a man used to the challenges of such indistinct control surfaces. Brit David Hempleman-Adams, OBE, is a man with a comprehensive curriculum vitae of Very Cool Stuff.
Adventurer, solo explorer, record-breaker, he's the first man to complete the adventurers' grand slam, successfully reaching both magnetic and geographic poles in the North and South Arctic, plus climbing the major peaks across all seven continents. Tall, impossibly broad-shouldered and with hands suitably sized for swatting aside a disgruntled polar bear, when he's not leading expeditions up Everest, he's airborne - as in flying a small balloon across the Atlantic. Alone.