In general, adventurous people tend to be outgoing and a bit lonely. steve dissett he grew tired of his traditional life as a stock trader and, at the age of 45, began dedicating his life to breaking records.
in 2002 he was the first to fly solo and non-stop around the world in a hot air balloon. Overall, it has the incredible brand of having established itself 89 Guinness World Record.
His fantastic life as an extreme adventurer came to an end in 2007. The man disappeared without a trace while flying on his plane: he was looking for a dry place where to run a vehicle at 1,300 kilometers per hour and thus establish the re-entry in the famous Record Book .
“It may seem strange given the sport I practice. I try to reduce the risk. I don’t do it just for the thrill. I do it for a personal conquest”, he confessed in an interview for the Cnn some time before his disappearance.
Finance and extreme sports
James Stephen “Steve” Fossett was born on April 22, 1944 in Tennessee, USA. Raised in California, he started out in the Boy Scouts at age 9 and was soon climbing his first mountain, San Jacinto.
He has always been an adventurer, at the age of 13 he was already a champion in the scout group he was part of. Years later, during the summer of 1961, he worked as a game warden in New Mexico. He never had money problems, he grew up in a wealthy family and he, as a stock trader, was a wealthy person.
As an adult, while buying and selling stocks and studying economics at Stanford University, his love for weird challenges was already starting to blossom. He swam the Golden Gate Canal in San Francisco. Years later he did the same in the English Channel.
Steve lived the double life of adventurer and economist until the age of 45. At that point Fossett left the world of finance and decided to devote himself full time to what made him happiest: extreme sports. At the same time, the man became obsessed with breaking extreme recordssuch as the transpacific balloon flight of February 21, 1995.
Records and more records
After deciding for extreme sports, managed to set 89 Guinness World Recordssome have not yet been overcome.
Impossible to mention all of Steve’s businesses one by one, but among the most striking we can mention two. In 2004 sailed around the world.
His most notable feat of all was in 2006 when aboard an experimental fixed-wing aircraft dubbed the “Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer” flown around the planet for 3 days, 4 hours and 45 minutes. It covered a total distance of 42.4679 kilometers without any stops.
Steve looked invincible, but no. A year after his great feat he tried to go in search of another record and never came back. The man wanted to break the land speed record with a vehicle capable of reaching nearly 1,300 kilometers per hour.
After much thought, he came to the conclusion that the ideal site for his new target was a dry lake. In that place, he intended to build the track to race the fastest car in the world.
Disappearance, mystery and legend
To carry out his plan, Steve embarked on a journey in his plane in search of dry land to carry out his new venture. tragically, the plane he was traveling on crashed arriving at California. The adventurer’s remains were not initially found. In early 2008, a judge presumed him dead with no record of him.
A few months later, pieces of the plane, Steve’s business cards and two large human bones were found in a California wooded area. DNA profiling of the bones by a California Department of Justice forensic lab confirmed a match to Fossett’s DNA, and therefore the worst news was reality. Steve Fossett was dead.
“I guess until I’m 80 and when I’m in a wheelchair, I’ll keep trying to break some records. He’s probably flying a remote-controlled plane around the world. I intend to set and break records indefinitely.” Fossett had said months before his death in an interview with the Cnn.
Steve had planned to travel to Argentinamore precisely to the south. His intention was to break some crazier records. The man had been in Mendoza in 1998 during one of his balloon trips.
Outgoing stockbroker and adventurer Steve Fossett died in his law: trying to make a mark, a footprint, an adventure, another record.
Mary Ortiz is a seasoned journalist with a passion for world events. As a writer for News Rebeat, she brings a fresh perspective to the latest global happenings and provides in-depth coverage that offers a deeper understanding of the world around us.