Tightrope walker sets high-wire record between hot air balloons
Published on Jul 31, 2013
A tightrope walker has set a new record after travelling between two hot air balloons in 38.35 seconds. Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu traversed the two balloons - connected by an 18 metre-long, five centimetre-wide steel beam - floating over the Naigu Stone Forest in southwest China. At one point Wubulikaisimu had to squat on the beam to maintain balance, however he soon adjusted to complete the hair-raising walk in record time. Report by Sophie Foster.