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Arctic inflation hits record

Britannic Assurance is flying high this week after its Britannic Challenge

pilot David Hempleman-Adams became the first person to fly a balloon solo

across the Arctic Ocean.

Britannic gave £250,000 to sponsor the flight.

The feat is regarded as one of the most dangerous balloon flights

possible. The last attempt was more than a century ago and it ended in

tragedy when the balloon crash-landed on to the ice.

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