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.
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.
VIDEO: A Frenchman breaks the world record for standing on top of a hot air balloon at high altitude.
Rémi Ouvrard stands on top of a hot air balloon for the Telethon fundraising event in France at a maximum altitude of 4,016 meters (13,175 feet) above Chatellerault, western France pic.twitter.com/OlhOIfc7mQ
AFP Press Agency (@AFP) November 11, 2021
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.