Daredevil breaks world record by tightrope walking between two hot air balloons

A daredevil has broken a perilous world record after walking across two hot air balloons more than a mile above the ground on a tightrope.

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 walked barefoot 6,1311ft in the air as he topped the record of the highest ever tightrope walk at more than double the height the 2,722ft Burg Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

He said he wanted to walk across two hot air balloons so he could experience the sensation of freedom and floating.

Rafael said: "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.

"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 fearless man said a stunt like this involved many years of dedication to the sport and safety, MailOnline reports.

"I don't give up anything on safety," Rafael added.

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"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.

"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 claims that he was in such a state of concentration while making the crossing that he can't even remember what he was thinking while he was up there.

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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."

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