Dec
22
2013

World’s Biggest Bonfire



Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norway stack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday.

World's biggest bonfire

As a part the annual Midsummer celebration in Alesund, Norway, the world’s biggest bonfire was lit from a pile of stacked-up wood pallets, burning up the sky with an astonishing 130-feet (40 m) height.The extreme version of traditional bonfire was presented in 2010, reaching the 132.71-foot (40.45 m) height with a base structure width of 65.6 feet (20 m).

World's biggest bonfire

In order for the fire to start, someone must climb the structure and ignite it from the top, giving the daredevil individual a limited amount of time to reach safety. Would you consider being that daredevil? Let us know in the comments and make sure to check out the amazing photos below.

world's biggest bonfire

 

world's biggest bonfire

world's biggest bonfire

 

 

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