U.S. adventurer becomes first man to cross the Alps...

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Jonathan Trappe, a trained pilot from Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first person to cross the European mountain range using helium balloons as his method of transport. Strapped to 54 of the gas filled balloons, the 38-year-old took almost 12 hours to make his historic crossing, around half of which was completed in the dark. 'I would probably have probably died had I come down,' he said. 'Not just because it was dark, but because the terrain is so rugged there would be no place to land.'


Night flight into the record books: Trappe begins his journey, waving goodbye to his friends and the safety of the ground for another 12 hours

Launchpad: Mr Trappe taking off from Gap on September 10 at the start of his Alp crossing using helium-filled balloons. He travelled west towards Italy

Daredevil: Mr Trappe's motivation comes from a desire to show that there are genuine adventures still to be had


A long way down: Mr Trappe's Alpine adventure is his second world record breaking helium balloon journey, after he crossed the Channel by balloon last year

Floating on the breeze: Jonathan Trappe flies over the Alps attached to his balloons on September 11, 2011 in France. Mr Trappe has become the first person to cross the Alps by helium balloon

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When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly.


- Prophet Muhammad as reported by Abu Huraira







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