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Mt Cook Foils Spectacular Ballooning Attempt

Mt Cook Foils Spectacular Ballooning Attempt

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Sadly, Mt Cook has beaten balloonist Rick Walczak, second time around. Unpredictable weather conditions yesterday thwarted Rick's efforts to conquer Cook in the 'Egg A Day Is OK' balloon. Whilst Mr Walczak was unable to knock Mt Cook off, his spectacular aerial assault on Mt Cook was captured for posterity.

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