French man breaks world record after standing on hot air balloon at 13,175 feet | Watch the video

Viral, Nov 15: A man from France broke a world record for standing on top of a hot air balloon at more than 13,000 feet up in the air. He rode the hot air balloon to raise money for a charity for rare neuromuscular diseases.

28-year-old Remi Ouvrard posted a view of himself standing on the hot air balloon while he was at 3,637 metres (11,932 feet) above the ground. The altitude represents the phone number of France’s annual charity campaign Telethon, 36-37.

Ouvrard thought it would be great to reach the altitude but the balloon soared even higher to 13,175 feet over Chatellerault in western France. Ouvrard live-streamed his adventurous ride on Facebook using a selfie stick during the early part of the flight.