The famous adventurer Fyodor Konyukhov again set off round-the-world trip on hot air balloon. He started in Australia at dawn on Tuesday. It is from here from Northam in 2002 Steve Fossett also had started travelling around the world. The U.S. traveler returned in thirteen and a half days, and Konyukhov intends to beat his record.

 

Arina KONYUKHOVA, WIFE OF FYODOR KONYUKHOV:

He dreamed about this since youth. He always kept telling me that it was his most cherished dream as well as the most difficult.

 

Fyodor Konyukhov will alone overcome 33 thousand kilometers on a hot air balloon. He will fly over New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and South Africa. The traveler has received a provisional certificate for riding a hot air balloon to realize his dream. Prior to that, the 64-year-old Fyodor Konyukhov has conquered Mount Everest, the North and the South Poles, and crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean on a rowing boat.

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