26,000-Foot Jump without Oxygen … A New World Record!

By: | October 10th, 2014

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Remo Lang, a 38 year-old Swiss daredevil, jumped from a hot-air ballon from 8,000 meters (26,200 feet) high without oxygen, in turn breaking the world record.

Early in the morning on June 8th, 2014, Lang launched himself from the balloon wearing a wingsuit and experienced a five minute freefall!

The entire jump lasted about 10 minutes and ended with Lang landing at Aarberg, in the Berne canton of Switzerland.

According to Lang’s team, he prepared himself for the jump extensively by sucking in oxygen from a tank for half an hour before the stunt.

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