Daredevil breaks slackline world record walking between two hot air balloons at 6,100ft 1

Daredevil breaks slackline world record walking between two hot air balloons at 6,100ft

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Walking on cloud nine! Daredevil breaks slackline world record walking between two hot air balloons at 6,100ft

  • Rafael Zugno Bridi, 34, walked on an inch-wide slackline suspended between two hot air balloons at 6,131ft
  • The adrenaline junkie broke the record more than a mile above Praia Grande in his native Brazil 
  • The record is more than double the height of the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa 

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A daredevil has broken the slackline world record after walking between two hot air balloons more than a mile above the ground.

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Rafael Zugno Bridi, 34, balanced precariously on the narrow inch-wide slackline among the clouds over Praia Grande in his native Brazil.

The adrenaline junkie was barefoot 6,131ft in the air when he broke the record of the highest ever tightrope walk at more than double the height of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa which stands at 2,722ft.  

A daredevil has broken the slackline world record after walking between two hot air balloons more than a mile above the ground

A daredevil has broken the slackline world record after walking between two hot air balloons more than a mile above the ground

Rafael Zugno Bridi, 34, balanced precariously on the narrow slackline among the clouds over Praia Grande in his native Brazil

Rafael Zugno Bridi, 34, balanced precariously on the narrow slackline among the clouds over Praia Grande in his native Brazil

Rafael Zugno Bridi, 34, balanced precariously on the narrow slackline among the clouds over Praia Grande in his native Brazil

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The adrenaline junkie was barefoot 6,131ft in the air when he broke the record of the highest ever tightrope walk

The adrenaline junkie was barefoot 6,131ft in the air when he broke the record of the highest ever tightrope walk

He said he wanted to walk between two hot air balloons because he wanted to experience the sensation of floating and freedom.  

Rafael added: ‘I am a person driven by challenges.

‘I like complex projects, which involve many people and as a consequence incalculable elements like weather and weather conditions.

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‘I like records that are hard to beat. A small mistake could have caused a catastrophe. My attention is fully focused on ensuring that all procedures are followed in detail.

‘So everyone is calm and confident and after this successful stage comes to the indescribable pleasure and contemplation of walking on clouds hundreds of meters high.

The tightrope walker broke the record at more than double the height of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa which stands at 2,722ft

The tightrope walker broke the record at more than double the height of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa which stands at 2,722ft

He said he wanted to walk between two hot air balloons because he wanted to experience the sensation of floating and freedom

He said he wanted to walk between two hot air balloons because he wanted to experience the sensation of floating and freedom

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Rafael says that he was in such a state of concentration while making the crossing that can't even remember what was going through his head as he made his way through the sky

Rafael says that he was in such a state of concentration while making the crossing that can't even remember what was going through his head as he made his way through the sky

Rafael says that he was in such a state of concentration while making the crossing that can’t even remember what was going through his head as he made his way through the sky

‘It involved many years of dedication to the sport and especially to safety. I don’t give up anything on safety.

‘I always have the best equipment, the best team and the most up-to-date knowledge.

‘It was a total serendipity moment where everything lined up amazingly.

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‘To make it happen and find my perfect balance at the time of the crossing, I really value each one of the team. I approach, clear any doubts so that everything can flow in an incredible way as it happened with this project.’

Rafael says that he was in such a state of concentration while making the crossing that can’t even remember what was going through his head as he made his way through the sky.

Bridi, pictured setting up the stunt, smashed the previous record for the highest tightrope walk with his daring attempt above the clouds

Bridi, pictured setting up the stunt, smashed the previous record for the highest tightrope walk with his daring attempt above the clouds

He said: 'I like records that are hard to beat. A small mistake could have caused a catastrophe. My attention is fully focused on ensuring that all procedures are followed in detail'

He said: ‘I like records that are hard to beat. A small mistake could have caused a catastrophe. My attention is fully focused on ensuring that all procedures are followed in detail’

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The adrenaline junkie added: 'The feeling of floating and freedom has always been one of the biggest motivations for my highline practice'

The adrenaline junkie added: 'The feeling of floating and freedom has always been one of the biggest motivations for my highline practice'

The adrenaline junkie added: ‘The feeling of floating and freedom has always been one of the biggest motivations for my highline practice’

Bridi was high above the clouds when he accomplished the daring feat as he battled the elements to walk between the two balloons

Bridi was high above the clouds when he accomplished the daring feat as he battled the elements to walk between the two balloons

The tightrope walker had to wait for the perfect conditions to set the record above the skies of his native Brazil

The tightrope walker had to wait for the perfect conditions to set the record above the skies of his native Brazil

The tightrope walker had to wait for the perfect conditions to set the record above the skies of his native Brazil

The adrenaline junkie was barefoot 6,131ft in the air when he broke the record of the highest ever tightrope walk

The adrenaline junkie was barefoot 6,131ft in the air when he broke the record of the highest ever tightrope walk

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He added: ‘It’s amazing and shows how present I was at that moment.

‘But I remember seeing my friends smile after I made the crossing without falling and I remember their nervous face the moment I sat on the slackline outside the balloon for the first time.

‘I have a bank of projects that I grow to carry out during my career as a professional athlete and this was one of them.

‘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.

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‘It is critical that we humans continue to dream of the best possible personal achievements.’  

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