British explorer David Hempleman-Adams has set a new altitude record in a hot air balloon. Hempleman-Adams managed to pilot his balloon to a height of 32,500 feet in temperatures of -60 degrees F, in an open basket no less. The article even mentions that he was radioed by a commercial flight passing below just to let him know how crazy he was.
It’s a fun read with some more information on Hempleman-Adams, who is quite the adventurer, having climbed the Seven Summits and gone to both the geographic and magnetic North and South Poles.
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