The Russian traveler flew over Elbrus on a two-seater paralet at a level of 4687 meters.
Traveller Fyodor Konyukhov again set a world record
Under the leadership of Fedor Konyukhov, traveler, and Igor Potapkin, international master of sports class, the two-seater paraglider successfully reached a height of 4,687 meters above Elbrus, exceeding the world record by 117 meters. TASS reports this, citing Oscar Konyukhov, head of Konyukhov's expeditionary headquarters.
The flight lasted more than three hours. The previous altitude record was 4,570 meters and was set by Hungarian pilots in 2003.
This expedition to the Elbrus region is being carried out to set world and national altitude records for the crew of a two-seater paraglider. The main goal of travelers is to check the performance of the paragliding and crew support systems in rarefied air conditions, as close as possible to the conditions of the North Pole. They strive to rise to a height of 6 kilometers and fly over the Western (height – 5,642 meters) and Eastern (5,621 meters) peaks of Elbrus.
Earlier in March, Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyailo, President of the Russian Aeronautical Sports Federation , set a world record for the distance of non-stop flight in a PhosAgro hot air balloon. They made the first ever flight in a hot air balloon with an open basket over the waters of two seas of the Arctic Ocean – the Barents and Kara.