One of the World’s Most Beautiful Natural Wonders Becomes the Canvas for this Incredible Event
Spanish celebrated paraglider, Horacio Llorens, is a world champion and world record holder who began his professional acrobatic flying antics at the tender age of fourteen. Having began his unique career in the industrial aviation city of Albacete in South East of Spain, Horacio has achieved great success and flown all over the globe and to some unique places that many of us can only dream about. In those incredible 14 years, the 28-year-old Horacio has never achieved anything far much bigger than his latest achievement; dancing with the Northern Lights, commonly known as the Aurora Borealis.
Aurora Borealis is a supernatural bright dancing lightshow that occurs as a result of the collision involving electrically charged particles from the sun that go into the earth’s atmosphere at the northern magnetic poles. For many years in Horacio’s decorated paragliding career, the breathtaking Aurora Borealis had always eluded him. But after a long wait, his dream and request was granted in utterly spectacular fashion. Still, he had to wait for many hours in nerve-wrecking weather conditions for his dream to come true.
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In readying himself for takeoff in such soggy, windy and extremely cold conditions, he had to wear a wetsuit under his normal flying outfit in the event that he was forced to land on the 2⁰C water. According to Horacio;
“With my experience, flying at night especially in the north pole and during winter is very difficult. Coming to Tromso was very different from what I’m used in my career. From the darkness, the cold conditions, very strong wind to being surrounded by water, every part of it was difficult and so I had to make very important decisions.”
Horacio could not hide his delight at finally achieving his dream of dancing with the Aurora Borealis. For many years, there was lack of light sensitive cameras that could document such breathtaking feats. Now that things have changed, here is a first high-class video of the Aurora Borealis in combination with action sports.