Russian sets record after floating over Mount Elbrus in hot air balloon

Global Look Press

Vitaly Nenashev from Russia has become the first person to float over Europe’s highest mountain, Elbrus, in a hot air balloon. He climbed to an altitude of 1.8 km in his balloon, named “"Rossiya" (Russia), braving temperatures as low as -27 °C while drifting over Elbrus’ western ridge. In total Nenashev’s landmark journey covered 70 km.

"I rose 8,300 meters above sea level. I have a record, and Elbrus!", Nenashev said after touching down on dry land.

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