Storm rider’s miracle survival

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A German paraglider survived lightning, pounding hail, minus 40-degree Celsius temperatures and oxygen deprivation after a storm system sucked her to an altitude higher than Mount Everest.

Ewa Wisnierska, 35, passed out due to a lack of oxygen and flew unconscious for up to an hour covered in ice after reaching an altitude of 9947 metres – near the cruising height of a jumbo jet.

The champion sportswoman’s survival was like “winning Lotto 10 times in a row”, Australia’s most experienced paraglider says.

Continued at:
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/02/16/1171405415598.html?from=top5

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