Eric Roner, a professional skier, avid BASE jumper and adrenaline junkie from Northern California, recently channeled one of our favourite Pixar movies and took to the skies with 90 brightly coloured balloons.
“I mean, it’s kind of that childhood dream,” Roner said of the stunt.
"It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time," he told Gizmag. “Who hasn’t thought of getting lifted off the ground by a bunch of helium balloons?”
The Up-inspired stunt used 90 helium-filled balloons and lifted Roner about 8,000 feet off the ground in an old lightweight sun lounger.
To get down, he began shooting the balloons one at a time with a shotgun, then chose to free-fall off the chair.
Eventually he pulled his parachute and floated to the ground below.
“That was epic!” Roner told Good Morning America after his flight. “It’s kind of like the dream of flying or ‘can that actually happen?’ So for the reality of pulling it off was pretty surreal for me.”
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