Video: British team become first in the world to fly a balloon out of the North Pole in 41-mile trip over the Arctic

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An adventurer became part of the first British team to fly a hot air balloon over the North Pole just weeks after gaining his licence.

Steve Edwards broke the world record on his first independent trip after gaining his licence. He was joined on the day by fellow adventurer David Hempleman-Adams and Swedish explorer Frederik Paulson. After a five-day delay the trio finally took off in -20C temperatures on Saturday (16/4) afternoon, landing two and a half hours later at 8pm.

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