FIRE investigators are mystified by how a 70-year-old man caught fire walking
along a road.
Wearing a saree and fire walking
is a bad idea," she said.
Frankly, all the above scientific theories to explain fire walking
fall flat if we consider that in Fiji, the natives walk on molten lava stones, which are a thousand times hotter than a wooden charcoal fire.
All walkers will receive an hour of training from the organisers of the event, UK Fire Walking
PEOPLE are being invited to conquer the challenge of fire walking
to raise money for charity.
There is a warning on the Blaze website which says: "Participants are advised that there is an inherent risk in fire walking
and if they voluntarily choose to fire walk, there is a small possibility that they may receive injuries requiring medical attention.
Last week I met up with a fire walking
trainer, Lee Walls, who is based in Talgarth.
Perhaps testing my nerve with a spot of fire walking
wasn't the best idea after all, I thought, as I stood gaping at the flames, knowing that, in 60 minutes my fate was to trudge down that blazing path.
Often considered as a rite of passage, as a test of an individual's strength and courage, fire walking
is an ancient practice performed in several cultures across the world.
As well as fire walking
there was also a fire performer, the Newcastle University Cheerleading Group and The Westoe Brass Band.
It concerns itself with such hazardous human endeavours as stunts on motorbikes, feats of strength, activities involving fire walking
, escapes, beds of nails, sword swallowing, and swimming and rowing the Atlantic.
Specialist fire walking
company Survivorbility has offered to help the hospice to ensure everyone taking part is safe.