To the Brazilian daredevil who walked across a slackline between two hot air balloons over a mile above the ground: Have you lost your mind?
ยท May 6, 2022 ยท

Brazilian daredevil Rafael Zugno Bridi just set a Guinness World Record when he crossed a slackline suspended between two hot air balloons 6,236 feet over the ground. The balloons were about 59 feet apart.

The distance and altitude were verified by the International Slackline Association.

Bridi crossed the 6,236-foot-high, 59-foot space barefoot.

Feel like being a little terrified, here's a video of the feat. Imagine being up there and having a drone whirring around you capturing the footage. Yikes!

Now, to put Bridi's accomplishment into perspective, let's think about some other things that are high.

Here's the Burj Khalifa. At 2,722 feet, it is the world tallest building, but not even close to Bridi's walk.

At its deepest point, the Grand Canyon is just under 6,000 feet. Not as high as Bridi.

This is Cerro la Campana. At 6,170 feet, it's still not has high as Bridi and his balloons.

This is Cheech and Chong (we're getting closer).

Honestly, what was he thinking?

According to Guinness World Records, Bridi said,

"The feeling of floating and freedom has always been one of the biggest motivations for my highline practice, and nothing can bring this sensation so vividly as a crossing between balloons where both points are in constant motion."

We've all got our quirks, I guess.

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