French daredevil breaks record for climbing to the top of a hot air balloon – .

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French daredevil breaks record for climbing to the top of a hot air balloon – .


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A 28-year-old French daredevil broke the world altitude record while riding a hot air balloon after reaching 4,016 meters (13,175 feet) over western France.

Dressed in a white astronaut costume, Rémi Ouvrard performed on Wednesday the stunt of the annual charity event of the Telethon in France at the top of a balloon piloted by his father.

Ouvrard said the weather conditions were “perfect” for his feat and he posted a video of himself live on social media using a selfie stick during the first part of the flight.



At 3,500 meters, his father told him to calm down because of the rapid decrease in oxygen, but he said he did not experience any discomfort from the cold at altitude due to the hot balloon in the air. below him.

“I was boiling! he said afterwards.

Ouvrard held the previous record, set in 2019, of standing on a balloon at 1,217 meters.

(AFP)



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