On the face of it, eating a formal, three-course meal at high altitude should not attract much passing interest nor, in theory, present much of a problem.

However, the world record for this madcap idea rested with an Englishman, Henry Shelford, who had gained the record in the Himalayas, eating a formal meal on the side of a mountain...

...not in the air as Bear wanted to do!

And the problem of not actually being in contact with Mother Earth was much greater than anyone originally envisioned.

Bear had the dream.

To others fell the job of turning his dream into reality.

The Dream