GSP supports hot air balloon world record breaker

On the 7th February 2020, Alicia Hempleman-Adams, 30, reached the highest altitude a female has ever gone in a hot air balloon, at 4,604m (15,100ft).

On the 7th February 2020, Alicia Hempleman-Adams, 30, reached the highest altitude a female has ever gone in a hot air balloon, at 4,604m (15,100ft). George Farha was proud to support this accomplishment.

The achievement comes as no surprise as Alicia, daughter of David, the famous adventurer and holder of 47 world records himself, became the youngest person to reach the North Pole at the age of 8 and was the youngest person to ski across Baffin Island in the Arctic north of Canada at 15.

After in the air for a total of 1 hour and 46 minutes, enduring temperatures down to -30°C, Ms Hempleman-Adams said “I find it a drive to have a target and have something to work towards. I was in London, working full time doing long hours for a couple of years and now I’m in a place that allows me to be a bit more flexible and take more opportunities like this.”

In addition to George Farha of GSP, Alicia’s record attempt was supported by Mamont Vodka and philanthropist Frederik Paulsen.